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by Gabrielle Brady


Poh Lin lives in the middle of the Indian Ocean, on Christmas Island, which was originally inhabited only by millions of migratory crabs. She works there as a trauma counsellor with refugees held in a high-security facility, behind closed doors. A hybrid and powerful film in which the wild beauty of the landscapes is confronted with the horror of day-to-day life in the detention centre.

original title: Island of the Hungry Ghosts
country: Germany, United Kingdom, Australia
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Gabrielle Brady
film run: 94'
screenplay: Gabrielle Brady
cinematography by: Michael Latham
film editing: Katharina Fiedler
music: Aaron Cupples
producer: Samm Haillay, Alexander Wadouh, Gizem Acarla, Alex Kelly
co-producer: Julia Niethammer
production: Chromosom Film GmbH, Third Films Ltd, Various Films, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Echotango (AU)
backing: British Film Institute (BFI)
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