OPEN CINEMA: The Ghosts in Our Machine #ConnectTheDocs #ForTheGhosts

A digital archive of OPEN CINEMA's 3rd 'Connecting the Docs' multi-city hybrid cinema event: Liz Marshall's documentary 'The Ghosts in Our Machine' was screened in Toronto and Victoria, connected via social media & live streamed post-screening discussion. In partnership with the Canada Media Fund.

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  1. We are very grateful for the Canada Media Fund's support of the Connecting the Docs series

  2. Details about OPEN CINEMA Connecting the Docs THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE event APRIL 23, 2014.

  3. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE - THEATRICAL TRAILER
  4. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE (2013)

    This multi-award winning documentary by Liz Marshall illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. With the exception of our companion animals and a few wild or stray species within our environments, we experience animals daily as food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment, a moral dilemma that is often hidden from view. Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each 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. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

  5. Watch the Toronto post-screening discussion:

  6. OPEN CINEMA - The Ghosts in Our Machine - Toronto discussion
  7. Watch the Victoria post-screening discussion:

  8. OPEN CINEMA - The Ghosts in Our Machine - Victoria discussion
  9. Check out our Flickr album for photos from the event:

  10. Read through the live blogging narrative from both Toronto & Victoria events and online:

  11. MEANWHILE, in Toronto our sister event is starting to gear up!
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