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The Animal Justice Party proudly presents the Melbourne premiere and currently only Melbourne screening of the award-winning documentary THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE.

The AJP will host an exclusive screening of the critically acclaimed new documentaryTHE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE followed by a Skype Q&A with filmmaker Liz Marshall.

Date: Friday 11 July 2014

Time: 6pm arrival, 6:30pm screening

Location: Cinema Nova - 380 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic

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.

Currently the only chance to see this exquisitely shot film on the big screen. Hosted by the Animal Justice Party

Awards include: Top Ten Audience Favourite Award, Hot Docs Film Festival; Best Nature/Environment Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival; Compassion for Animals Award to Liz Marshall & Jo-Anne McArthur, Toronto Vegetarian Association; Special Jury Prize – International Competition, DMZ Docs; Best Canadian Feature, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival; Green Screen Award, 2nd place, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival; Top Twenty Audience Favourite Award, IDFA.

I can’t imagine anyone not feeling moved during Ghosts.
– David DeWitt, New York Times

Haunting beauty…Ghosts is urging us to rethink our relationship with the animal population — what they owe us, what we owe them.
– Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

A film whose sense of urgency and purpose is utterly engrossing.
– Ernest Hardy, Village Voice

This is a masterful film. It should be essential viewing for everyone.
– James Cromwell, Actor

Powerful…disturbing…beautifully shot. A superb example of committed filmmaking.
– Susan G. Cole, NOW Magazine

About the filmmaker:
Liz Marshall is a multi-award winning auteur filmmaker (Director, Writer, Producer) and a cross-platform creator who fuses character-driven cinematic storytelling with social and environmental justice issues. Since the 90s she has created a body of eleven (11) 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.

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