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Island of the Hungry Ghosts


Christmas Island, Australia is home to one of the largest land migrations on earth—that of forty million crabs journeying from jungle to sea. But the jungle holds another secret: a high-security facility that indefinitely detains individuals seeking asylum.


  • Screen Daily
    “Lyrical and poetic approach… highlights not only the terrible reality faced by many, but also gently reveals the absurd cruelty at the heart of much of human behaviour.”
    Laurence Boyce
  • The Guardian
    “visually beautiful”
    Charlie Phillips

Festival Participation

  • Tribeca - 2018
    Beset Documentary Feature
  • Visions du Réel - 2018
    Buyens-Chagoll Award
  • Amsterdam Human Rights Award - IDFA
  • Best Documentary - Ozflix Independent Film Awards
  • Best Documentary - Sole Luna Doc Film Festival
  • Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival - 2019
  • DocAviv - 2018

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