Filmmaker Liz Marshall will screen her film The Ghosts in our Machine at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm (doors open at 6.30). Marshall will be in attendance. A question and answer period will follow the screening hosted by Coast TV’s Tamar Kozlov and acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Bonnie Klein.
Award-winning photographer and activist Jo-Anne McArthur has been travelling the world for over ten years to document the mistreatment and suffering of animals at the hands of western industry. Ghosts In Our Machine follows the impassioned McArthur on covert missions to factory farms in the dark of night where animals raised for fur or food are kept in appalling conditions, and to an almost utopian sanctuary for rescued animals. Her goal is to demonstrate the sentience of non-human animals. Her deep connection with these animals is palpable in her photography. Taken to bear witness, her stunning portraits of the animals – foxes, cows, pigs, chickens – capture their unique personalities, quirks and intelligence, and make a compelling argument on their behalf. Poetic and engaging, this powerful film will spark important conversations about the relationships between human and non-human animals on our shrinking planet.
Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or in advance at Seaweeds in Gibsons, The Roberts Creek Health Food Store, Woods Showcase in the Sunny Crest Mall and The Gibsons Public Art Gallery.