The Ghosts In Our Machine ist a documentary about the suffering of animals world wide. With the exception of our companion animals and the wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily only as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them. But usually we don't see them or think about them. That's why LIz Marshall calls them the "ghosts in our machine".
The film illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from this machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. "The Ghosts In Our Machine" charts McArthur's efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid.
And consequently the documentary raises the question: Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?
Apart from that you also gain an insight into the wonderful work of Jo-Anne McArthur and her project We Animals.
Now some of you might think: Didn't I read about the movie years ago?
Yes, maybe you read the interview with Liz marshall in 2011 in our blog. Back then we supported the crowdfunding campaign ...