2013 / Film

Hot Docs: Ghosts In Our Machine

Ghosts In Our Machine Liz Marshall / Canada / English

Award-winning photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur has been travelling the world for over ten years to document the mistreatment and suffering of animals at the hands of western industry. 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—foxes, cows, pigs, chickens—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. -Lynne Fernie  

Please note screening times and locations:

Apr 28, 6:30pm Bloor May 1, 11:00am Bloor May 4, 11:00am Bloor

Presented with Hot Docs April 26 – May 6 www.hotdocs.ca