27 Jul 2018

Gabrielle Brady: Island of Hungry Ghosts

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 27 July 2018

Gabrielle Brady's first feature documentary is a raw, hypnotic film about Christmas Island called Island of Hungry Ghosts. The Australian filmmaker wanted the island to be a powerful presence in the film which focuses on a trauma counsellor. Poh Lin was living on the island, trying to work in the system and help the refugees who are detained there. The film interweaves those stories with the ancient migration of 40 million crabs across the island. The film was four years in the making and won the feature documentary prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. Gabrielle joins Kathryn to talk about telling a familiar story in a very different way. Island of Hungry Ghosts is showing at the New Zealand International Film Festival.