Phenomenal Women: Island of the Hungry Ghosts Screening

Phenomenal Women returns in person in Edinburgh, Inverness and online with a special programme of acclaimed documentaries directed by women tackling mental health issues and politics through a personal lens and a female gaze.

Island of the Hungry Ghosts by Gabrielle Brady / 2018 / Germany, United Kingdom, Australia / 98 min

Screening: 18 September 2022 at 2pm at Summerhall in Edinburgh

The film is also screening at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness at 2PM on 18 September. Tickets and info about the venue here 

The film will be available to watch online from 19 to 21 September, for a rental period of 48h. Available on our Vimeo on Demand.  

While the yearly crab migration takes place and locals perform rituals for ghosts,a trauma therapist living on Australia's Christmas Island works with asylum seekers. They are held indefinitely at the island's refugee detention centre.

English, French, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien with English descriptive subtitles.

By booking a ticket, you will be updated on how to join a live online Q&A with the filmmaker.


To make our events more accessible, we are using a sliding scale ticket price for our screenings. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest!

All screenings will be available to pre-book online on a sliding scale basis £2-£8, with free tickets available during the screening dates at the venue.  If you would like to book a free ticket in advance, or make a group booking of free tickets, please feel free to get in touch via [email protected].

Programme partners: Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, led by the Mental Health Foundation.

Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.


September 18, 2022 at 2:00pm - 4pm


1 Summerhall
Edinburgh EH9 1PL
United Kingdom
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Alexandra Colta ·

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