• The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013)

The Ghosts in Our Machine

Release Date: November 8th, 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Activist and photojournalist Jo-Ann McArthur uses her camera to document the plight of abused and exploited animals and advocate for their rights as sentient beings.

Director: Liz Marshall

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50

    Marshall's film does not only aim to document animal rights activism but also to propagate it, and in that it is less successful. This is a film overflowing with passion and compassion but often lacking the intellectual detachment necessary to distill conviction into a rigorous argument. show more

  • 63
    Slant Magazine

    Jo-Anne McArthur's cause draws sharp comparisons with the never-mentioned PETA, a seemingly insignificant omission that discloses a lingering problem of willful insularity. show more

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Liz Marshall's Ghosts in Our Machine trades didacticism for first-person atmospherics. show more

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