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ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

by Gabrielle Brady

synopsis

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 Filmproduktion, British Film Institute (BFI), Third Films Ltd, Various Films, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Echotango (AU)
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