Island of the Hungry Ghosts: Take One Action Film Festival

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Deeply moving documentary contrasting lush nature and expansive soundscapes with the trauma of displacement and detention.

Christmas Island hosts one of the planet's largest annual land migrations: that of forty million red crabs scurrying to the sea. Today the island is also home to a much darker presence: a high-security detention facility where those seeking asylum in Australia are held indefinitely.

Through the eyes of her protagonist, trauma counsellor Poh Lin, director Gabrielle Brady explores the island’s stunning landscapes, its violent past and its inescapable present. Extracts of detainees’ therapy sessions expose the brutality, isolation and hopelessness inherent in Australia’s indefinite detention policy (a policy espoused by the UK) while Brady’s camera captures the relentless force of the crabs’ own journey.

As conflicts, climate change and inequality continue fuelling humans’ search for safer spaces, this is powerful call for a more humane welcome.

BEYOND THE SCREEN

Join Take One Action after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for effective, personal action. We are delighted to be joined by Jamie Livingston, Head of Oxfam Scotland.

Presented in partnership with Oxfam Scotland.

Screening as part of the Take One Action Film Festival - the UK's leading global change film festival, celebrating the people and the films that are changing the world | 16-18 November

Find out more at http://bit.ly/TOA_Abdn18

Venue

Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street
Aberdeen
AB101JS

Tickets

Please buy your tickets directly from Belmont Filmhouse:
http://www.belmontfilmhouse.com/season/take-one-action-2018

Event website

Contact details

Kirsty Somerville
Take One Action Film Festival
info@takeoneaction.org.uk
0131 553 6335