The Ghosts in Our Machine

  • Liz Marshall
  • Canada
  • 2013
  • 92 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests, IDFA DOC U Competition, Green Screen
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With the exception of our companion animals and a few species within our urban environments, we experience animals as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them.
Through the heart and photographic lens of protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur the film shines a light on the complex social issue of animal rights within the context of our voracious consumer driven world. Are animals property to be owned and used, or are animals sentient beings deserving of rights?


  • 92 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: English
Liz Marshall
Liz Marshall for Ghosts Media Inc., Nina Beveridge for Ghosts Media Inc.
Executive producer
Mila Aung-Thwin for EyeSteelFilm
Liz Marshall, Iris Ng, John Price
Roland Schlimme, Roderick Deogrades
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IDFA history

Dutch Premiere
Best of Fests
IDFA DOC U Competition
Green Screen

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