|26.02. / Wednesday, 23:00 - 01:00 Theatre 1|
An appeal for animal rights as seen through the lens of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, whom we follow in her mission to raise animal awareness. She accomplishes this not by taking direct action, but through her photos. From mutilated foxes, frenzied mink and laboratory dogs to pigs and cows crammed together like sardines, her collection covers all aspects of animal cruelty. She is acutely aware that making her argument through these images is far more effective than using words. Watching the film, we are taken along on guerilla photo shoots at monkey and fox breeders, protests against the pork industry, to visit adopted lab dogs and for a day of photography at an aquarium. We also get to visit Farm Sanctuary, a reservation for farm animals where McArthur takes refuge when the animal suffering gets too much for her.
Liz Marshall is an auteur filmmaker who fuses cinematic storytelling with social and environmental justice issues. Since the late 1990s she has created award winning and socially relevant projects which focus on a range of significant global issues including the right to water movement; animal welfare and rights; censorship affecting writers and journalists; war-affected children; corporate globalization; gender; sweatshop labour; refugees and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Ghosts in Our Machine
2013, 92', DCP
Liz Marshall, Iris Ng, John Price
Roland Schlimme, Roderick Deogrades
Liz Marshall, Nina Beveridge
Ghosts Media Inc.
Festivals & Awards:
Hot Docs 2013 – Top Ten Audience Favourite Award; International Documentary Festival Amsterdam – IDFA 2013 – TopTwenty Audience Favourite Award; Yorkton Film Festival 2013 – Best Nature/Environment Golden Sheaf Award; Toronto Vegetarian Association 2013 – Compassion for Animals Award to Liz Marshall & Jo-Anne McArthur; DMZ Docs 2013 – Special Jury Prize; Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival – Best Canadian Feature
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