Director Raed Andoni’s, himself a former prisoner, placed an advertisement in a newspaper seeking former inmates of the Israeli Al-Moskobiya interrogation center. A mix of men, with skills ranging from acting to craftsmanship, answered the call. Together with the director, they created a replica of the detainment facility, within which they reenacted interrogations while drawing upon their repressed memories and emotions. As they relived this trying time in their lives, the former detainees felt the mental toll of the work.
The central focus of Ghost Hunting is the combined experience of former Palestinian prisoners inside an Israeli interrogation center and what life was like for these men, both physically and mentally. The recreated detention center and role-playing bring these men back to their time behind bars and helps impart a similar feeling of detainment and interrogation on the viewer. Through this process, repressed emotions and underlying issues that many prisoners deal with come to the surface for the former Palestinian detainees.