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Don’t Hurt Me: Why “The Ghosts In Our Machine” Will Change Your Life

The Ghosts In Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of animal subjects. Each story and photograph is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research. Continue reading

Speciesism the Movie: Questioning Our Power Over the Powerless

Speciesism is a term coined by Richard Ryder in 1970. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines specieism as “prejudice or discrimination based on species; especially discrimination against animals.” Ryder pointed out that all such prejudices are based upon physical differences that are morally irrelevant. He held that the moral principle of Darwinism is that all sentient animals, including humans, should have a similar moral status. If all organisms are on one physical continuum, then we should also be on the same moral continuum. In other words, speciesism defies evolution. So how did our judgment become so clouded? Continue reading

The Ghosts in Our Machine

Animals are hidden within the shadows of our highly mechanized world. That is the message of a new documentary project by Liz Marshall featuring the life and work of animal rights photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, a woman who has equal parts bravery and empathy for non-human animals trapped inside of a cold and mechanized world which reduces their identity down to mere commodities. Continue reading

Exclusive Interview: Filmmaker Shira Lane of Got the Facts on Milk?

Free from Harm’s exclusive interview with the lovely and talented filmmaker Shira Lane discussing her new documentary film, Got the Facts on Milk?, an entertaining, award winning feature documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. Continue reading

The Secret Life of Beef: A Documentary Short That Reveals The Real Costs Hidden Between the Bun

How does eating beef contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions that are hastening climate change? Why does meat production have serious impacts on our soil, air, and water? That is what the new documentary short called The Secret Life of Beef answers. While many films on the subject focus on animal welfare and ethical concerns, Secret Life of Beef focuses specifically on the climate and environmental consequences directly caused by our consumption of beef and meat in general. Continue reading