Island of the Hungry Ghosts

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Wed March 13, 2019, 7:30 pm, & Wed March 20, 2019, 7:30 pm
Northwest Film Forum Capitol Hill (Seattle)

Embarrassingly, I had no idea what Christmas Island was before I stumbled onto this film. It sounds cute and jolly, but it's not. It's been referred to as Australia's Guantánamo; an island filled with refugees, asylum seekers, and detained immigrants. People go in and they don't come out. It’s haunting, and currently the subject of a dramatic political debate in that southernmost continent. Filmmaker Gabrielle Brady has created an arresting, emotional documentary about the island’s effects.

by Chase Burns

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Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave Seattle, WA 98122 Venue website

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