Gabrielle Brady’s debut feature is amongst a strong lineage of films about asylum seekers, but 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
This compelling genre-defying exploration of attitudes to migrants across time and culture is at once beautiful, coherent and powerful. Winner - Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Gabrielle Brady is an Australian filmmaker who studied film at the International School of Film and Television in Cuba.
Stronger Than Fiction is proud to present a Q&A with director Gabrielle Brady as well as the film’s main character, Poh Lin, after the screening of Island of the Hungry Ghosts.
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
3 pm Sunday 5th August
DIRECTOR: Gabrielle Brady
COUNTRY: Australia, Denmark UK
RUN TIME: 93 mins
"A film that made us feel we were witnessing nothing less than the emergence, fully formed of a major new cinematic talent" -TRIBECA JURY