Nominees 2018

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

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Island of the Hungry Ghosts is a feature length documentary film set on the remote Christmas Island. Poh Lin is a trauma counsellor whose job is to work with people trying to seek asylum to Australia who have been detained in a high security detention facility, deep within the islands jungle. The island is one of the last discovered places on earth, with humans having migrated to its shores less than a century ago. The original inhabitants are the forty million land crabs. Pulled by the force of the full moon they begin their epic odyssey from the island’s jungle to its rugged coastline. In the intimacy of her therapy sessions, Poh Lin feels the oncoming dystopia, as the mental state of her clients begin to unravel.

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