Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Part of the Documentaries Strand
Germany, UK, Australia
English, French, Farsi, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese
Poh Lin Lee
Director of Photography: Michael Latham
Editor: Katharina Fiedler
Produced by: Alexander Wadouh, Samm Haillay, Alex Kelly, Gizem Acarla, Gabrielle Brady
Music: Aaron Cupples
Screenplay by: Gabrielle Brady
Sound Production: Leo Dolgan
Gabrielle Brady is an Australian filmmaker. She studied at the Cuban international film school (EICTV). For the past ten years, Gabrielle has travelled between Cuba, Mongolia, Indonesia, Australia and Europe. Her short film The Island (2017) was commissioned as part of the Guardian documentary series and premiered at Sheffield Festival 2017. Island of the Hungry Ghosts is her first feature film.
Christmas Island is famous for one of the largest annual land migrations – that of forty million red crabs scurrying to the sea. It also houses a high-security detention facility, in which those seeking asylum in Australia are detained indefinitely. This stunning first feature by Gabrielle Brady follows trauma counsellor Poh Lin as she attempts to support detainees and explores the island’s terrain, its violent past and its inescapable present.
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