We Animals / The Ghosts In Our Machine.

WE ANIMALS

http://www.weanimals.org/about

We Animals is an ambitious project which documents, through photography, animals in the human environment. Humans are as much animal as the sentient beings we use for food, clothing, research, experimentation, work, entertainment, slavery and companionship. With this as its premise, We Animals aims to break down the barriers that humans have built which allow us to treat non-human animals as objects and not as beings with moral significance. The objective is to photograph our interactions with animals in such a way that the viewer finds new significance in these ordinary, often unnoticed situations of use, abuse and sharing of spaces

http://www.weanimals.org/book

http://www.weanimals.org/photographs

http://www.weanimals.org/multimedia

http://www.weanimals.org/blog

http://www.weanimals.org/support

 

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE – UK Premiere July 15th

http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com/

http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com/directors-statement/

I have made a number of films that have taken me around the globe to witness stark realities, injustice, hope, and to meet inspiring change-makers. I’ve focused primarily on human rights issues, and the environment.
Making THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE has profoundly tweaked my moral compass – differently.

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? It is this core question that prompted me to delve deeply to explore this subject matter. The film follows animal photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year. I chose Jo-Anne as the protagonist because her mission is a sympathetic entry-point into the animal question, and her powerful photographs invite us to consider non-human animals as individuals.

As a filmmaker my heart is fully engaged but I am also critically removed, looking through glass – examining the angles, the light, and the meaning of the greater story. My greatest motivation is to create an eye-opening experience for audiences, one that can inspire consciousness. 

Through story, sound and picture I hope people will see animals differently – forever.

As consumers we can all make a difference for the ghosts, each and everyday.

For the Ghosts,

Liz Marshall
Director, Producer, Writer
www.lizmars.com

LIZ MARSHALL’S BIOGRAPHY

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