Join the West Kootenay EcoSociety at the Civic Theatre on October 01 at 7:30 pm for an amazing and thought provoking film about animal rights and our relationship with the animal world. THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE is a multi-award winning consciousness raising documentary that gently reveals one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world. While the provocative film BLACKFISH made waves for exposing the consequences of keeping orcas in captivity, GHOSTS illuminates the plight of many other animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world, from captive foxes to rescued dairy cows. Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs this visually arresting documentary through the heart and lens of photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur. The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she documents several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: food; fashion; entertainment and biomedical research.

Liz Marshall is a multi-award winning filmmaker (Director, Writer, and Producer) and a cross-platform creator who fuses character-driven cinematic storytelling with social and environmental justice issues. Since the 1990s she has created a body of eleven documentaries shot all over the world that focus on a range of subjects including: animal rights; the right to water movement; HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa; sweatshop labour; corporate-globalization; gender; censorship affecting writers and journalists and war-affected children. Liz is well versed in the art of conceptual point-of-view storytelling as a means of exploring complex issues.

The main question this film asks is this: Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights? Come and let this film take you on a journey into the heart of this issue. The director will be on hand for a Q & A session after the film so that this important problem can be explored further.

Tickets are $10 for the general public or $8 for students, seniors, and EcoSociety members. The proceeds of this film will go to the West Kootenay EcoSociety which is a non-profit organization located in Nelson BC. Through education, outreach, community building, research, and advocacy, the EcoSociety works to protect the natural environment.