DocYard: Island of Hungry Ghosts

Mon. Dec 10, 2018 7:00pm - 9:15pm EST
All Ages
$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
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$10.00 - $12.00
All Ages
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(2017) dir. Gabrielle Brady [94 minutes, DCP]


Poh Lin is a trauma counsellor living on the remote Christmas Island with her young family. Poh Lin's 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 island's jungle. As Poh Lin and her family explore the island's powerful and threatening landscape, a disquieting sensation grows. Local islanders carry out their 'hungry ghost' rituals for the spirits of those who died on the island without a proper burial. They make offerings to appease the lost souls, who are said to be wandering the jungles at night without a home. In the intimacy of her therapy sessions, Poh Lin feels the oncoming dystopia, as the mental state of her clients begin to unravel.


 


Director Gabrielle Brady attending via Skype for Q&A 


 

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Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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