Island of the Hungry Ghosts 2018 Ages 18+

8.00PM Wed 17 Oct 2018 (1hr 35mins)
GOMA | Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

Director Gabrielle Brady provides an unprecedented look at offshore detention in her remarkable and lyrical documentary which follows the life of Poh Lin Lee, a trauma therapist on Christmas Island.

Set against the island’s lush jungle scenery, Island of the Hungry Ghosts creates a hypnotic disquietude through the contrast of three migration stories. The island’s inhabitants reverently assist the red land crab’s mass migration from jungle to shore. Malayan migrants who now make the island their home dutifully appease their ancestors so that their ‘hungry ghosts’ are not condemned to walk the island searching for a home. Meanwhile, the daily horrors endured by detainees loom large, presenting a bewildering snapshot of the effects of such treatment on the human condition.

CREDITS

94 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: GABRIELLE BRADY / PRODUCERS: ALEXANDER WADOUH, ALEX KELLY, SAMM HAILLAY / RIGHTS: FOR FILMS SAKE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP