Feature Programs

The Ghosts in Our Machine

Sunday, Aug. 24 at 9pm ET/10 PT ‚Äč

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 protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animal characters.

"The connection that I have to animals while I'm photographing them is one of empathy. There is a huge mistreatment and inequality between human and non-human animals,
and that's always in the forefront of my mind." - 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. A diverse cast of voices contribute to the moral question posed: Are animals property to be owned and used, or are animals sentient beings deserving of rights?