Theatre D is proud to announce the World Premiere of Liz Marshall’s The Ghosts in Our Machine at this year’s HOT DOCS!

Through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, this consciousness-raising documentary shines a cinematic light on the animals we don’t easily acknowledge – the “ghosts” are commodities within the machine of our modern world.

Over the course of a year, award-winning director Liz Marshall follows McArthur as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story ghosts_postcard_final__300wis a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. All part of an epic photo project called We Animals ( now in its 15th year and shot all over the globe, McArthur has documented the lives of animals with heart-breaking empathic vividness and professionalism.

Congratulations to the entire team!

Mixing Now…

Mixing Now: Liz Marshall’s The Ghosts in Our Machine

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 photographic 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?