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The Ghosts in Our Machine

Year
2013
Country
Canada, Germany, USA, Switzerland
Duration
92’
Director
Liz Marshall

Award-winning photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur has been traveling the world for over ten years to document the mistreatment and suffering of animals at the hands of western industry. The Ghosts in Our Machine joins the impassioned McArthur on covert missions: to factory farms in the dark of night where animals raised for fur or food are kept in appalling conditions, and to an almost utopian sanctuary for rescued animals. Her goal is to demonstrate the sentience of non-human animals; her deep connection with these animals is palpable in her photography. She takes these photographs in order to bear witness; her stunning portraits of the animals capture their unique personalities, quirks and intelligence, and make a compelling argument on their behalf. Poetic and engaging, this powerful film will spark important conversations about the relationships between human and nonhuman animals on our shrinking planet.

Production
Ghosts Media Inc, Liz Marshall, 117 Parkmount Road, Toronto, ON, M4J 4V3, Canada, info@theghostsinourmachine.com, www.theghostsinourmachine.com
Sales
Films Transit International, Jan Rofekamp, +1 (514) 844-3358, jan@filmstransit.com, www.filmstransit.com
Awards
(Selected): 2013 —Top Ten Audience Favorite at Hot Docs Film Festival; 2013 – Best Nature/Environment Golden Sheaf Award at Yorkton Film Festival; 2013 – Special Jury Prize International Competition at DMZ Docs
Director
Liz Marshall

Liz Marshall is a multi-award-winning filmmaker (director, writer, producer) and a cross-platform creator who fuses character-driven cinematic storytelling with social and environmental justice issues.

 

Filmography

Stephen Lewis Foundation Trilogy (2007), The Rawside of the… The Bourbon tabernacle choir (2008), Girls of Latitude (2008), Water on the Table (2010)

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vul. Shota Rustaveli, 19
Wednesday
26 March 2014
21:00
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Year
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Country
Sweden, Canada
Director
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Duration
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Year
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Country
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Director
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