• Released
  • April 26, 2013
  • (Limited, Expansion Following)
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • Documentary

Ghosts in our Machine

By delprinciped
Written November 10, 2013
This film is an inspiration to all of us who see the ghosts all the time, the animals in our machine. It will surely help to call attention to animal rights issues for all those who see it. Thank you for a meaningful film and for helping to change the world.
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The Ghosts in Our Machine is a moving, important film!

By vegrose
Written November 10, 2013
I urge you to see The Ghosts in Our Machine, about photographer Jo-Anne McArthur's work documenting and exposing the suffering of animals exploited by humans for food, fur, entertainment, and other uses. Fusing McArthur's still work with video, the film gives glimpses into the plight of minks and foxes being raised for fur, captive sea animals, dairy cows, beagles in labs, and more. While it is an animal rights film, there's a minimum of graphic images. And thankfully, there's enough joy and salvation included to balance out the more difficult parts: Peppered throughout the film are scenes of McArthur at Farm Sanctuary, interacting with animals who have been liberated and are now living out their lives the way they were meant to: free from suffering, among nature and their peers, with no purpose except to just be. I hope that McArthur succeeds in her goal: to open the mainstream'a eyes to animal suffering and to end it once and for all.
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visually striking, and awe inpiring

By vegan300
Written November 11, 2013
Cant say enough how beautifully done this documentary was. We all absolutely loved it. The images were both heart wrenching and truly inspiring the good in us all. Wow....
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The Ghosts In Our Machine

By rosshill
Written November 12, 2013
"Ghosts" builds its case gently and gradually but proves powerful by the end. In its meanderings the film touches on a wide array of topics involving human interactions with the animal world, the sections linked by unforeshadowed cuts. The animals, often photographed close-up and at eye level, are allowed to speak for themselves. Though graphic, it is not a horror movie. A commendable, shrewdly titled documentary on a very important topic--should be viewed widely, esp. in the US, Canada, and other wealthy nations that are heavy consumers of animal products.
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The Ghosts in our Machine

By cofrak
Written November 14, 2013
This was a beautiful, at times heartbreaking movie about one woman's photographic journey. I think this film is mostly geared towards animal rights activists, but I would recommend that anyone who has any concern for animals see this film.
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