Join Vegan Ireland and director Liz Marshall in Dublin for the Irish Premiere of her award winning and highly acclaimed movie The Ghosts in Our Machine. Samples of an array of vegan foods will be available on the day. This movie does not contain graphic images.

‘Animals are hidden in the shadows of our highly mechanised world.
With the exception of our animal companions and a few wild and stray species within our urban environments, we experience animals daily only as the food, clothing, animal tested goods and entertainment we make of them. This moral dilemma is often hidden from our view …’


THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE (see the trailer) is a multi-award winning documentary by Liz Marshall that illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world.
Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals.
The film follows Jo-Anne over the course of a year as she photographs several animal stories in parts of Canada, the U.S. and in Europe. Each story is a window into global animal industries: Food, Fashion, Entertainment and Research.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE charts McArthur’s efforts to bring wider attention to a topic that most of humankind strives hard to avoid. Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?

The connection that I have to animals while I’m photographing them is one of empathy.
There is a huge mistreatment and inequality between human and non-human animals,
and that’s always in the forefront of my mind. – Jo-Anne McArthur’


‘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.’

All profits raised after expenses will go towards the research, design, and printing cost for a new vegan booklet. This will be a first for Vegan Ireland and Ireland. Up to now, booklets distributed are based on facts and figures of other countries. Please help support this event and project.

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Where: The Ireland Institute, The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 (See map).
Time: 6.30pm
When: Saturday 26th July
Price: €8 at the door, €6 before 1st July. Book through Paypal to or email for bank details.
Facebook page: The Ghosts in our Machine.