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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Hungry Ghosts
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'When a tomb in Vietnam is accidentally opened on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As these spirits wreak havoc across the Vietnamese-Australian community in Melbourne, reclaiming lost loves and exacting revenge, young woman May Le (Văn-Davies) must rediscover her true heritage and accept her destiny to help bring balance to a community still traumatised by war.

'Hungry Ghosts reflects the extraordinary lived and spiritual stories of the Vietnamese community and explores the inherent trauma passed down from one generation to the next, and how notions of displacement impact human identity – long after the events themselves.'

Source: SBS (https://www.sbs.com.au/guide/article/2020/07/24/new-tv-drama-hungry-ghosts-four-night-special-event-coming-sbs). (Sighted: 20/08/2020).

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Bites 2020 single work
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 September 2020; (p. 21)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Timothy Hobart , Michele Lee , Alan Nguyen , Jeremy Nguyen , John Ridley , 2020 series - publisher film/TV

'Hungry Ghosts Streaming on SBS On Demand With the wealth of programming these days, it’s all too easy to miss important series. Which is why free-to-air stations have set up delivery components online. This enables viewers to stream the provocative, intelligent four-part SBS supernatural drama Hungry Ghosts at their leisure. During the traditional Buddhist and Taoist Hungry Ghost festival, the gates to hell open and disgruntled spirits wander the earth. It is what happens when a burial site in Vietnam is disturbed in a sweep for unexploded ordinance, and the effects are felt among four Melbourne families with former ties to the country. Bryan Brown, Ryan Corr and Justine Clarke may be the marquee stars of the show, but the heart and soul of the series are the 30+ Asian actors who bring to life a vibrant community thrown into sudden crisis.' (Introduction)

I Finally Landed the Role I’ve Dreamed of : A Trans Woman at Peace with – and Loved by – the World Suzy Wrong , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 26 August 2020;
Hungry Ghosts Review : A Culturally Rich Supernatural Drama Christina Lee , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 24 August 2020;

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Timothy Hobart , Michele Lee , Alan Nguyen , Jeremy Nguyen , John Ridley , 2020 series - publisher film/TV

'On the 15th night of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is the traditional Buddhist and Taoist Hungry Ghost Festival, when the gates to hell open and spirits wander the earth.' (Introduction)

Hungry Ghosts Review : A Culturally Rich Supernatural Drama Christina Lee , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 24 August 2020;

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Timothy Hobart , Michele Lee , Alan Nguyen , Jeremy Nguyen , John Ridley , 2020 series - publisher film/TV

'On the 15th night of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is the traditional Buddhist and Taoist Hungry Ghost Festival, when the gates to hell open and spirits wander the earth.' (Introduction)

Bites 2020 single work
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 September 2020; (p. 21)

— Review of Hungry Ghosts Timothy Hobart , Michele Lee , Alan Nguyen , Jeremy Nguyen , John Ridley , 2020 series - publisher film/TV

'Hungry Ghosts Streaming on SBS On Demand With the wealth of programming these days, it’s all too easy to miss important series. Which is why free-to-air stations have set up delivery components online. This enables viewers to stream the provocative, intelligent four-part SBS supernatural drama Hungry Ghosts at their leisure. During the traditional Buddhist and Taoist Hungry Ghost festival, the gates to hell open and disgruntled spirits wander the earth. It is what happens when a burial site in Vietnam is disturbed in a sweep for unexploded ordinance, and the effects are felt among four Melbourne families with former ties to the country. Bryan Brown, Ryan Corr and Justine Clarke may be the marquee stars of the show, but the heart and soul of the series are the 30+ Asian actors who bring to life a vibrant community thrown into sudden crisis.' (Introduction)

I Finally Landed the Role I’ve Dreamed of : A Trans Woman at Peace with – and Loved by – the World Suzy Wrong , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 26 August 2020;
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