Ghosts in our Machine

March 26-27
The Ghosts In Our Machine (Canada, 2013, 93 minutes)

*IFS is pleased to announce that film director Liz Marshall and photojournalist Jo-Anne MacArthur will be joining us before and after the Thursday night showing to speak and answer questions about the film!*

The Ghosts In Our Machine is a documentary film that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal 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 question that most of humankind strives hard to avoid: are animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?
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