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Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Germany/UK/Australia, 2018, 98mins, Cert.15

Film description

This extraordinary new documentary from by Gabrielle Brady follows Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the remote Christmas Island, working with detainees in a high security facility who are seeking asylum in Australia.

The island is one of the last discovered places on earth, with humans having migrated to its shores less than a century ago. The original inhabitants are forty million land crabs. The majestic landscapes of the island contrast with the intimacy of Poh Lin’s therapy sessions as she struggles to prevent her clients from unravelling. 

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