(ANIMAL ACTIVISM) Sitting at the forefront of the animal rights movement, the cross-platform documentary The Ghosts in our Machine brings an important message to dinner tables, closets, laboratories, as well as zoos and marine parks across the globe. A donation page has been set up on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo in order to put the film on the map in the largest, most competitive film market in the world, and it has until September 27 to reach its funding goal of $30,000. The Ghosts in our Machine has already made a name for itself in Canada, but make sure to check out the film’s interactive website for the U.S. premiere dates and European launch. Read director Liz Marshall’s article below for more on how you can help promote the Oscar-qualifying film and view the trailer for yourself! — Global Animal
Toronto Pig Save Vigil. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
“The Ghosts in our Machine” is a documentary meant to change the way people think about animals. Photo Credit: Jo-Anne McArthur, “We Animals”

We are prepping for an exciting (and very busy) fall season and will announce our U.S. premiere dates on Monday September 23rd, and our European launch date on October 15th. There will be other important news for you this fall as well, so stay tuned. In fact, keep reading this blog because I mention below the various ways people can keep up-to-date with our progress and learn about THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE.

The focus of this blog is our U.S. release, its importance, our strategy and the support we have galvanized. We have been fundraising since July 31st towards an Oscar Qualifying U.S. Theatrical Release in NYC and LA this fall. From there, we will extend to other cities. Very exciting times!

We have until September 27th to reach our goal of $30k

Please help to share our campaign widely. Every dollar will be used towards our goal of putting THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE on the map in the largest most competitive film market in the world.

With the help of a stellar committed publicity team (GAT and Evolotus) we will continue to reach the grassroots and we will generate national mainstream media in the U.S, and with the help of our U.S. Partners we will have tremendous reach (and moral support). These combined efforts will put the animal question before a broad audience; on the agenda where it belongs.

We are humbled and thrilled to announce our U.S. Partners

We have officially partnered with several very well established animal rights, advocacy, rescue and rehabilitation groups to significantly increase our impact. The following organizations work tirelessly and with great compassion in a multitude of ways to help animals – through education, investigation, advocacy, protest, and by changing legislation, these organizations are heroic and pioneering – we are truly honoured to partner with them this fall and beyond (in alphabetical order): Compassion Over Killing; Farm Sanctuary, The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy; Mercy For Animals; NEAVS and PETA.

As you can see, we are working hard without major distribution backing us, we are engaged in what is called “hybrid distribution.” My next blog, later this fall, will focus on various modes of distribution such as digital and educational, and the exciting ways our fans can see the film and use it as a tool for consciousness raising and social action in 2014 and beyond.

In other but related news,  Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, the protagonist of the documentary, is releasing her highly anticipated book We Animals in December.

Are you a community organizer or willing to be a community organizer? Why don’t you make it possible to bring the film to your neck-of-the-woods? Please fill out our Community Screenings Form. We will be in touch.

Finally, here are some ways for you stay tuned in to our progress:

Thanks for your ongoing support of our project, you make it possible!

For the Ghosts,

Liz

Author Bio: Liz Marshall is an award-winning auteur filmmaker who fuses character-driven cinematic storytelling with social and environmental justice issues. Since the 90s she has created a body of documentary projects shot all over the world.

Read Liz’s Bio
Read Liz’s Director’s Statement

More TheGhostsinourMachine.com: http://www.theghostsinourmachine.com/our-u-s-release/

Watch The Ghosts in our Machine trailer below.

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