Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Director

Gabrielle Brady

Showtimes

Wed, 09/11/2019 - 7:00pm

Special Notes

Ithaca Premiere


Release year/country

2018 Australia

Format

DCP

Runtime

1 hr 34 mins

Series


image from the film Island of the Hungry Ghosts

On an isolated island in the Indian Ocean, land crabs migrate in the millions from the jungle to the sea. The same jungle hides a high-security Australian detention center where thousands of asylum seekers have been locked away indefinitely. Their only connection to the outside world is trauma counsellor Poh Lin Lee. "Filmmaker Gabrielle Brady tells a powerful and moving story from inside Australia’s Guantánamo... A fierce, valuable, compassionate film." (The Guardian)

“Gorgeous… [A] beautifully rendered portrait of an alien landscape… Reality is suspended and in its place Brady’s surrealist dreamscape, shot breathtakingly by Michael Latham, becomes an all-encompassing tribunal on man’s inhumanity to man in a clandestine landscape filled with lost spirits.”  (Filmmaker Magazine)

website: christmasislandfilm.com

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