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The Ghosts in Our Machine

Ghosts in our machine

Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 pm, The Wolf Performance Hall

Did you know that animal status in Canada,  as well as in other legal systems around the world, is “property”? This means that they receive limited  protection.

Come and join us on Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 pm in The Wolf Performance Hall for the screening of this awarded documentary, featuring the work of animal rights photographer and author Jo-Anne McArthur.

Her documentary project, We Animals, is internationally celebrated and it has benefited many animal rights organizations. Recent awards and accolades for Jo-Anne’s work include the 2011 Canadian Empathy Award (art category); one of CBC’s Top 50 Champions of Change; Farm Sanctuary’s 2010 “Friend of Farm Animals” award; HuffPost WOMEN’s “Top 10 Women trying to change the world”; one of 20 activists featured in the book The Next Eco Warrior; and the “Shining World Compassion Award” by Supreme Master Ching Hai.

The Ghosts In Our Machine” is a journey of discovery into what is a complex social dilemma. In essence, humans have cleverly categorized non-human animals into three parts: domesticated pets, wildlife, and the ones we don’t like to think about: the ghosts in our machine. "Why do we value wildlife and our companion animals but not the billions of animals bred and used annually by global industries?” asks Liz Marshal director and producer of the documentary.

The Ghost in Our Machine (2013) is a multi-award winning documentary, nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards including a Donald Britain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary.

The program is FREE, no registration needed. This event has been prepared with co-operation with the VegUp London