The Ghosts In Our Machine

Leilani Münter

Leilnani Munter

“Through this film, the ghosts of the billions of animals that have been abused and slaughtered at the hands of humans will be given a voice. My hope is that their voice will awaken the empathy that is within all of us. I have never understood how people can look at some animals as pets and others as food. All animals feel emotion, pain and happiness, and form emotional bonds with others. How can we know this and still treat them with such cruelty? The war against them must end. This film is one step towards achieving peace between humans and the beautiful kind creatures we share our planet with.”
Leilani Münter
Race Car Driver, Environmental Activist
photo courtesy Craig Davidson

Leilani Münter is a biology graduate turned race car driver and environmental activist. Discovery’s Planet Green named Leilani the #1 Eco Athlete in the world. Sports Illustrated named her one of the top ten female race car drivers in the world. Since 2007, Leilani has been adopting an acre of rainforest for every race she runs. She is politically active, making several trips to DC to speak with members of Congress on behalf of clean energy legislation. Leilani has been vegetarian almost all her life and is now vegan. She was one of the first activists to arrive at the 2010 Gulf oil disaster. She’s been to Taiji, Japan three times to document the dolphin slaughter depicted in the Academy Award winning documentary “The Cove.” Leilani races in ARCA, a development league of NASCAR. She is the fourth woman in history to race in the Indy Pro Series, the development league of IndyCar. She set the record for the highest finish for a female driver in the history of the Texas Motor Speedway when she finished fourth in 2006. Her accomplishments have landed her on the pages of USA Today, Italian Vogue, Glamour, The New York Times, Reader’s Digest, Esquire and a national ad campaign for Lucky Brand Jeans. Leilani’s brother-in-law is Grateful Dead guitarist and singer Bob Weir and her motto is “Never underestimate a vegetarian hippie chick with a race car.” Leilani documents her journey at carbonfreegirl.com and Huffington Post.

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