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Palestine, 2017
Length / Ghost Hunting: 98 minutes
Length / Special feature: 7 mins
Sound / Blu-Ray:
5.1 DTS-HD master audio / 2.0 Stereo LPCM (48k/24-bit)
Sound / DVD: Stereo 2.0 / 5.1 Dolby surround
Original aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

Blu-Ray: BD50 / 1080 / 24fps / Region ABC
DVD: PAL / DVD9 / 25fps / Region 0
Blu-Ray RRP: £19.99
DVD RRP: £12.99

Release Date: 28 September 2020
Second Run DVD 131 / SRBD 033


Winner of the prestigious Silver Bear for 'Best Documentary' at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni’s powerful feature is a hybrid of documentary, fiction and experimental film, interspersed with lyrical and beautifully rendered animated sequences.

Gathering together a group of survivors from the infamous Al-Moscobiya prison, Israel’s main interrogation centre, Andoni asks them to recreate the physical space of the jail – a place he was also detained as a teenager. As they build, together they confront their experiences of incarceration and torture.

A boldly personal and uncompromisingly political work, Ghost Hunting explores the ethics and meaning of re-enactment, questioning the complicity of both filmmaker and viewer in this provocative and cathartic experiment.

Our region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions are presented from a new HD master and includes an interview director Raed Andoni and booklet featuring writing on the film by Gareth Evans... and more!

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Special Features

• Ghost Hunting (2017) presented from a new HD transfer of the film.

• An interview with director Raed Andoni filmed at the 2017 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

• 20-page booklet featuring specailly commissioned writing on the social and culturallandscapes surounding the film by curator and producer Gareh Evans.

• Original soundtrack in 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio & 2.0 Stereo LPCM

• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C) and DVD (‘0’) editions.

• World premiere release on Blu-ray.

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Directed and written by Raed Andoni
Cinematographer - Camille Cottagnoud
Animation - Luc Perez
Editor - Gladys Joujou
Art director - Dominique Treibert
Sound - Olivier Claude, François Musy, Gabriel Hafner
Sound Design - Nicolas Becker

Ramzi Maqdisi - Prisoner Mohammed ‘Abu Atta’ Khattab
Mohammed ‘Abu Atta’ Khattab - Himself
Raed Andoni - The director
Atef Al-Akhras - The set dresser
Bashar Hassuneh - The props master
Wadee Hanani - The assistant director
Adnan Al-Hatab - The set builder

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2017 Berlin Film Festival / Winner: Silver Bear, Best Documentary
2018 Academy Awards - Selected as Palestine’s entry for the 'Best Foreign Language Film'

“Raed Andoni and his wonderfully brave and vulnerable crew of fellow former inmates of Israel’s notorious Al-Moscobiya prison recreate the site and the choreography of their own tortures at the hands of Israel’s security apparatus, and in so doing traumatically – and beautifully - re-birth the cinema too, in all its capacity for wonder and surprise. An extraordinary accomplishment.”
James Schamus, Producer Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

This film is startling in its originality...
This is a daring and shocking film, made with fine cinematic judgement. It leaves the audience with a challenge: what do
we do in the face of such illegal brutality? Sooner or later the world will have to wake up to this cruel injustice. Raed Andoni, through his talent and commitment, brings that day closer."

Ken Loach

“Ghost Hunting' is a major cinematic achievement. Beautiful and ugly, powerful and compelling, it utterly condemns the brutality in a wily, witty and devious way that is always totally honest.” Mike Leigh

“The simulation of the horror is so palpable that at times

we wonder where the border between fiction and reality
really is... The questions that the film slips into the mind of the viewer are complex, as is the emotional framework that Andoni constructs (or reconstructs) in this fantastic piece.” Cineuropa

“Ghost Hunting is not only a film about memories from the past, but a cry in the present, and a j’accuse already valid for the future.” Film Explorer

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