Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Nominated for Best Documentary

Best Documentary Award given to the director and producer.


Director/Producer: Gabrielle Brady

Producers: Gizem Acarla, Samm Haillay, Alex Kelly, Alexander Wadouh


Christmas Island is inhabited by migratory crabs travelling in their millions from the jungle towards the ocean, in a movement that has been provoked by the full moon for hundreds of thousands of years. But the jungle hides something else; a high-security detention center where thousands of asylum seekers are being detained indefinitely. Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the island, witnesses the mental decline of those being detained.