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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.


Liz Marshall


Liz Marshall
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Credited cast:
Marcel Saba Marcel Saba ... Self - Agent for Redux Pictures
Lori Reese Lori Reese ... Self - Redux Pictures
Perrie Wardell Perrie Wardell ... Self - Redux Pictures
Martin Rowe Martin Rowe ... Self - Co-Founder, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, Lantern Books
Jasmin Singer ... Self - Co-Founder and Executive Director, Our Hen House
Mariann Sullivan ... Self - Co-Founder and Program Director, Our Hen House
Marcus Marcus ... Self - Investigator
Susie Coston Susie Coston ... Self - National Shelter Director, Farm Sanctuary
Melanie Dion-Eadon Melanie Dion-Eadon ... Self - Maggie and Abbey's Guardians
Mark Eadon Mark Eadon ... Self - Maggie and Abbey's Guardians
James Wellford James Wellford ... Self - Photo Editor, Newsweek
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jonathan Balcombe ... Self - Author, Humane Society University (voice)
Gieri Bolliger Gieri Bolliger ... Self - Attorney, Director of the Foundation for the Animal in the Law (voice) (as Dr. Gieri Bolliger)
Theodora Capaldo Theodora Capaldo ... Self - President and Executive Director, New England Anti-Vivisection Society (voice) (as Dr. Theodora Capaldo)
Bruce Friedrich ... Self - Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives at Farm Sanctuary (voice)


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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Eye Opening and Heart Wrenching
5 February 2017 | by lebqueenSee all my reviews

I found out about animal activist and photographer Jo-Ann McArthur a few years ago after I became vegan. I loved the authenticity of this doc film, as it was reflective of Jo-Ann's raw agonizing experience photographing and witnessing face-to-face the animals in exploitative industries, watching the suffering and feeling totally helpless, knowing the only thing she could do was document the atrocities and make it known to the masses all the wrongs and suffering occurring among the most vulnerable and helpless. A must watch...may it open your mind and heart to not only opt out of the fur and other skin industries but to live vegan.

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Release Date:

8 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,756, 10 November 2013

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Dolby Digital


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