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The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)

A cinematic documentary that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.

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Credited cast:
Marcel Saba ...
Himself - Agent for Redux Pictures
Lori Reese ...
Herself - Redux Pictures
Perrie Wardell ...
Himself - Redux Pictures
Martin Rowe ...
Himself - Co-Founder, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Lantern Books
Jasmin Singer ...
Herself - Co-Founder and Executive Director, Our Hen House
Mariann Sullivan ...
Herself - Co-Founder and Program Director, Our Hen House
Marcus ...
Himself - Investigator
Susie Coston ...
Herself - National Shelter Director, Farm Sanctuary
Melanie Dion-Eadon ...
Herself - Maggie and Abbey's Guardians
Mark Eadon ...
Himself - Maggie and Abbey's Guardians
James Wellford ...
Himself - Photo Editor, Newsweek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Balcombe ...
Himself - Author, Humane Society University (voice)
Gieri Bolliger ...
Himself - Attorney, Director of the Foundation for the Animal in the Law (voice) (as Dr. Gieri Bolliger)
Theodora Capaldo ...
Herself - President and Executive Director, New England Anti-Vivisection Society (voice) (as Dr. Theodora Capaldo)
Bruce Friedrich ...
Himself - Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary (voice)
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THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, audiences become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, in North America and in Europe, each photograph and story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur's efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Written by Liz Marshall

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Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

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8 November 2013 (USA)  »

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$8,756 (USA) (8 November 2013)

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$20,344 (USA) (6 December 2013)
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Written and Performed by Kyp Harness
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Remarkable
18 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

This stunning film is unlike any other of its subject matter you've ever seen.

Other animal-rights films often simply shock or desensitize with graphic, tragic imagery. While Ghosts In Our Machine does not altogether avoid footage of the disturbing realities that animals used for food, clothing and entertainment face, the filmmaker does an amazing job with balance and juxtaposition. TGIOM, through following the work of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, exposes cruelty humans put animals through, but you will also meet rescued animals and their human caretakers who would not trade their work for anything in the world.

The cinematography is astoundingly beautiful, and haunting, with a soundtrack to match. The truth that this film brings to the world is that non-human animals are just like us; they feel love, joy, curiosity, and happiness, have friendships, play games, love their family members, and deserve lives free from the abuse, captivity, fear, emotional suffering and physical pain necessitated by industries that use animals. And yet the film is still able to let you decide that for yourself.


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