Healthy You Network’s free film series continues Sunday with a premiere screening of “The Ghosts in Our Machine” at The Loft Cinema.
The film follows animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur over a year as she photographs individual animals living within and rescued from the “machine” of the modern world. Each animal’s story and photograph is a window into global animal industries — research, food, fashion and entertainment.
After the screening, McArthur and the film’s director, Liz Marshall, will take questions from the audience. The film starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Loft, 3233 E. Speedway, and is presented in partnership with Consuming for Change, Lovin’ Spoonfuls and Urban Fresh.
In addition, McArthur compiled her photographs and stories documented in the film into a book called “We Animals.”
The 208-page, hardcover book includes more than 100 photographs, shot over the last decade. McArthur will be at the Healthy You Network Resource Center, 3913 E. Pima St., 1-4 p.m. on Sunday to sell and sign copies of her book, and to talk to those interested in her work. Healthy You Network advocates a whole food, plant-based way of life.
“This film gives people an opportunity to see a side of animals used for food that they’ve been missing out on — that they are unique individuals no different from the companion animals in their own lives,” said Ben Braman, who founded Consuming for Change.