Haunted animals

0 Posted by - September 21, 2011 - Blog, Screen, Visual art

Liz Marshall, the director of Water on the Table, is working with photographer Jo-Anne McArthur on a new cross-platform documentary about the price animals pay as subjugated, commodified and oppressed beings in the human-controlled global industrial capitalist system. The blurb:

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is a cinematic point-of-view documentary and an immersive educational online web experience. Together they seek to uncover the dark recesses of our anthropocentric society and to illuminate the lives of individual animals used for human profit and consumption. The film follows Jo-Anne McArthur as she photographs global stories of individual ghosts in the machine of our modern world, and shines a light on healing bonds between non-human animals and the humans working on their behalf.

Animals are central in our lives yet they are invisible members of society. With the exception of our companion animals and a few wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily only as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them.

Check out more information on the project and learn how to get involved and offer support here.

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