Cover for the film, The Ghosts in Our Machine, featuring a closeup of a white wolf.

The Ghosts In Our Machine

1h 33m

NR

2014

Last Updated: 27 July 2021Published On: 24 December 2014

The Ghosts in Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

Cover for the film, The Ghosts in Our Machine, featuring a closeup of a white wolf.

The Ghosts In Our Machine

1h 33m

NR

2014

Last Updated: 27 July 2021Published On: 24 December 2014

The Ghosts in Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

NOTES FROM THE FILMMAKERS

Synopsis

The Ghosts in Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the 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.

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.

Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

About the Filmmakers

The Ghosts in our Machine was produced by Syndicado and directed by Liz Marshall. Find out more about the film at theghostsinourmachine.com.

 

Critic Reviews

“With Jo-Anne McArthur, award-winning animal rights photojournalist, and her graceful imagery as the protagonists, the film takes an unabashed, heartbreaking look at animals (or ‘ghosts’, in the context of the film) and their often unseen place in our high tech, highly mechanized world. The tragedy is the fate of the ghosts, save a lucky few who have been mercifully rescued from the machine and placed in loving havens for their remaining days. The terrifying irony is that while we live in a time of hyper-information, the volume of what is hidden from our view is growing by leaps and bounds. And what is hidden has a magnitude of consequence only rivaled by its own intolerable levels of cruelty.”

Continue to the full Your Daily Vegan article >> Ghosts in Our Machine: For the Animals, I Weep

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