In the middle of the Indian Ocean, 50 million red crabs make their ancient annual voyage from the jungle to the oceans edge, while thousands of asylum seekers are detained indefinitely in a high security facility. Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the island, bears witness to the decline of those being detained. A lyrically political exploration of the power of story and ritual, Island of the Hungry Ghosts has been winning multiple awards on the festival circuit, including best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Adelaide Film Festival.
Screening on the Tuesday 4th December at 17:30-19:30 at The Cairns Institute, room D3-054. Screening to be followed by a video discussion with the director, Gabrielle Brady, and Poh Lin.