On a remote tropical island, forty-million crabs migrate through a dense jungle and rocky shores to the freedom of the sea.
Christmas Island is also a temporary home to refugees seeking passage to Australia but confined to a high security detention centre deep in the jungle.
With a brilliant score, lush cinematography and keen attention to detail, this award-winning documentary focuses on the detention centre’s trauma counselor as she and her young family navigate local mythologies that surround them.
This haunting, poetic observation of the human condition and our natural world is one of the year’s most stunning directorial debuts.
Written by Alexander Rogalski
Visions du Réel
Winner of Special Mentiona at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival
Best Documentary Film, Valletta Film Festival
Buyens-Chagoll Award, Visions du Réel