WCC 1015 Classroom, Harvard Law School

The Ghosts in Our Machine is a documentary chronicling the work of photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. From undercover investigations to joyful rescue missions, McArthur’s work provides a window into the usually unseen side of animals existing in the global industries of food, fashion, entertainment, and research.

Event Overview

The Ghosts In Our Machine is a journey of discovery into a complex social dilemma: 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 director Liz Marshall to make this documentary. The film follows animal-rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur over the course of a year in Europe, the USA, and in Canada. Her mission is an inspiring and sympathetic entry-point into the animal issue, and her powerful photographs invite us to consider non-human animals as individuals.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s human protagonist, acclaimed photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur.