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The Ghosts in Our Machine


Sun, Apr 28 6:30 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Wed, May 1 11:00 AM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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Sat, May 4 11:00 AM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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92 minutes | Canada  | English  | World Premiere | Rating: PG

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

Co-Presented with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Media Coverage

Liz Marshall

Nina Beveridge
Liz Marshall

Executive Producer(s)
Mila Aung-Thwin

Liz Marshall

John Price
Nicholas de Pencier
Iris Ng
Liz Marshall

Roderick Deogrades
Roland Schlimme

Bob Wiseman

Jason Milligan
Garrett Kerr
Daniel Pellerin

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