FARM was honored to share a sneak preview of the documentary, “The Ghosts in Our Machine,” at this year’s Animal Rights Conference. Liz Marshall, the film’s director, and Jo-Anne McAthur, the central character in the film, were both present during the screening and answered questions to a packed audience.
The film follows Jo-Anne, photojournalist and activist, 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 first premiered in Canada back in April and has been playing in theaters across the county ever since.
Liz Marshall speaking to a packed room at AR2013.
Liz recently told Eccorazzi, “…we have been steadily attracting a diverse audience all across the country to a subject that is so fraught and tough, but we are doing it in a way that is inviting and inspiring to people. They are wanting to see and then reflect on the truth, and make personal changes. Change is a profound ripple effect.”
And we couldn’t agree more! The Ghosts is guaranteed to change the hearts and minds of those who bear witness…planting seeds for a more compassionate tomorrow. We can’t wait for it to reach U.S. audiences! Liz is currently preparing for the film’s Oscar-eligible release in New York City and Los Angeles this coming fall.
For more information on the film and to learn how you can help it debut in the U.S., please visit the film’s website. And be sure to watch the theatrical trailer and check out the interactive feature on the site, to take a personal journey through the film.