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Bendigo – Film screening – Island of the Hungry Ghosts
March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm$20
I am very pleased to invite you all to the next RAR Bendigo fundraiser screening of the multi-award winning documentary film
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
by film maker Gabrielle Brady, rated PG. The film was made on Christmas Island.
Poh Lin Lee is a trauma therapist who lives with her family in this seemingly idyllic paradise. Every day, she talks with the asylum seekers held indefinitely in a high-security detention centre hidden in the island’s core, attempting to support them in a situation that is as unbearable as its outcome is uncertain. As Poh Lin and her family explore the island’s beautiful yet threatening landscape, the local islanders carry out their “hungry ghost” rituals for the spirits of those who died on the island without a burial. They make offerings to appease the lost souls who are said to be wandering the jungles at night looking for home.
More info: www.christmasislandfilm.com
Screening at THE STAR cinema Peg Leg Road EaglehawkThursday March 21stDoors open @ 6pm for a light complimentary supperScreening @ 7pmFollowed by Q&A with Christine Cummins ex-torture & Trauma Counsellor Christmas IslandBooking essential: ph 5446 2025
I hope you can make it, please bring along your family & friends, see Island of the hungry ghosts flyer