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Island of the Hungry Ghosts (12A)


Documentary following a trauma counsellor working with asylum seekers detained in a facility on Christmas Island.

The critical consensus

There are some amazing sequences here, but its overall thesis is stated a little too bluntly.

***(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 10/01/2019

Gabrielle Brady’s powerful portrait of the lives of asylum seekers warehoused on Christmas Island is fierce and compassionate.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 10/01/2019

A vivid sense of place mixes with mysticism in a moving documentary about Australia’s Christmas Island asylum camp.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 13/01/2019

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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