The Ghosts In Our Machine
The Ghosts In Our Machine illuminates the lives of animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and lens of award-winning photographer Jo-Anne McArthur we become intimately familiar with a cast of animal subjects. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. All part of an epic photo project called We Animals, McArthur has documented the lives of animals around the world with heart-breaking empathic vividness.
The Ghosts In Our Machine charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid: Are non-human animals property to be owned, used and killed, or are they sentient beings deserving of freedoms and rights?
„There's a logic at work in the motivated, morality-jarring animal-rights documentary “The Ghosts in Our Machine”: If animals have emotions, and if we see that human actions cause them sadness, anger and fear, then we will become moved to help.“ - The New York Times
„A superb example of committed filmmaking“ - Now Magazine
„…this is a haunting, yet beautiful movie that I highly recommend you see on the big screen.“ Tracy Baim, The Huffington Post
„Moviegoers will find The Ghosts In Our Machine a documentary that teaches with love, about respect and understanding for all animals; including humans.“ - Examiner
Planet in Focus 2013: Best Canadian Feature
Hot Docs 2013: Top Ten Audience Favorite
Aware Guide: Top Transformational Film of 2013
Yorkton Film Festival 2013: Golden Sheaf Award - Best Documentary Nature/Environment
DMZ Docs: Special Jury Prize International Competition