2019 – Island of the hungry ghosts

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15 DOC | June 18


Island of the hungry ghosts

regia | director Gabrielle Brady
fotografia | photography Michael Latham
montaggio | editing Katharina Fiedler 
produzione | production Alexander Wadouh, Chromosom Film
Germany-United Kingdom-Austria 2018, 94′
inglese, francese, mandarino, dialetto hokkien, cantonese con sottotitoli in inglese e italiano | English, French, Farsi, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese with English and Italian subtitles

Christmas Island, Australia, is home to one of the largest land migrations on earth 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.

July 7-13, Santa Maria dello Spasimo

JURY’S STATEMENT – Award for Best Documentary at ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GOSTS by Gabrielle Brady for the high artistic level of all the cinematographic elements in this film that highlights, through the crisis of a social worker, the hypocrisy of a society that ecologically protects with great commitment the seasonal migration of millions of crabs and at the same time segregates desperate human beings without residence permits.

Aliki Saragas – Documentarist and photographer
Mohammad Bakri – Actor, director and  screenwriter
Costanza Quatriglio – Director, artistic director and educational coordinator at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Palermo
Tiziana Lo Porto – Cinema’ critic and historian
Giorgio Treves – director and producer