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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Germany/UK/Australia, 2018, 94mins, Cert.15

Film description

This extraordinary first feature by Gabrielle Brady won Best Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival. It follows trauma counsellor Poh Lin, as she attempts to support refugees detained in a high-security detention facility, run by the Australian Government on Christmas Island. In striking contrast to the intimate therapy sessions of detainees, the film beautifully captures the annual migration of the forty million land crabs that make an epic odyssey from the island’s jungle to its rugged coastline. A poetic masterpiece that weaves together the island’s violent past and its inescapable present.

Showing as part of Leeds International Film Festival

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