The Island Of The Hungry Ghosts (12A)

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The Island Of The Hungry Ghosts (12A)

Germany/UK/Australia | 2018 | 93' | AD | Gabrielle Brady

Gabrielle Brady’s hypnotic documentary focuses on Poh Lin—a trauma therapist who works with inmates of the detention center. Following Lin as she explores the island and speaks to her clients, Brady brings together the island’s violent past, Lin’s therapy sessions, and the relentless drive of the migrating crabs in a sharply beautiful, haunting meditation on how a place can reflect its own past and present. 

Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Prix Buyens-Chagoll, Visions du Reel, Switzerland 2018

Best Documentary, Official Competition at Valletta Film Festival 2018

Special Jury Mention, Edinburgh Film Festival 2018


"[A] poetic profile of the forgotten asylum seekers detained on Christmas Island… Lush cinematography… Timely subject matter."
​Screen International
"[A] standout… This is a film that lingers with you long after it’s gone."
"...fierce and compassionate..."
The Guardian

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