This screening was followed by our Q&A with director Gabrielle Brady, hosted by journalist Carol Nahra.

“It’s not illegal to seek asylum and it’s not acceptable to experience punishment for requesting safety and protection.” A man makes a break for it in the blueish green light of the rainforest; rangers come to the aid of millions of land crabs as they begin their annual migration to the shoreline from the depths of the lush vegetation. Christmas Island is a place of both astounding beauty, and fierce nature, where the locals make offerings to their ghosts.