The Ghosts in Our Machine


The Ghosts in Our Machine

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Award-winning filmmaker Marshall directs THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Haunting and heart-warming, audiences experience a diverse cast of animal subjects rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world. Over the course of a year, Marshall shadows McArthur as she photographs several animal stories in parts of the U.S., Canada and Europe, with each photograph and story serving as a window into global animal industries. This visually arresting one-of-a-kind documentary shines a cinematic light on the animals we don't easily acknowledge, the "ghosts" who are the animals trapped within the cogs of our voracious consumer world. McArthur's epic photo project We Animals is comprised of thousands of photographs taken around the world, documenting animals with heart-breaking empathic vividness. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur's efforts to bring wider attention to a topic most of humankind strives hard to avoid. (c) Ghosts Media Inc.

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Critic Reviews for The Ghosts in Our Machine

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  • [Photojournalist Jo-Anne] Marshall works overtime...focusing tightly on the emotional lives of exploited animals as they plod through their miserable existences to slaughter.

    Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • "Ghosts" is urging us to rethink our relationship with the animal population - what they owe us, what we owe them.

    Nov 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • This is a film overflowing with passion and compassion but often lacking the intellectual detachment necessary to distill conviction into a rigorous argument.

    Nov 8, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Ghosts in Our Machine" is a compelling movie, but its argument expands without deepening.

    Nov 7, 2013 | Full Review…
  • A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing.

    Nov 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Atmospheric doc is a tone poem for the already-convinced.

    Oct 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Ghosts in Our Machine


Ghosts in Our Machine introduces the viewer to alternatives to mass food production showing humane slaughter facilities and rescues. It stops short however of taking the next logical step in making the viewer question meat eating in its entirety.

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