STFFF Island of the Hungry Ghosts

5th August, 2018 (MA15+)
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  • Director Gabrielle Brady
  • Duration 93 min
  • Rating MA15+


This compelling exploration of attitudes to migration introduces a powerful genre-defying new talent.

While Gabrielle Brady’s debut feature comes from a strong lineage of films about asylum seekers it is wholly unlike any of them. Hypnotic and at times surreal, the film focuses on Poh Lin – a trauma therapist working at the Christmas Island Detention Centre. Brady interweaves Lin’s story with the island’s violent past and the annual migration of the island’s famous red crabs in a masterful use of metaphor.

Gabrielle Brady is an Australian filmmaker who studied film at the International School of Film and Television in Cuba.

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