“Animals are our conduits to a greater, kinder and more spiritual realm, yet society treats them like pieces of property to be used and expended at will. Those large university buildings that stand with intensity, hide behind their dark exterior something even darker…. The cries of stolen, lonely and tortured animals who live lives of horror that most people will never even know about. The beautiful facade of happy animals on farms hide behind them lives of neglected and abused animals who suffer and die for “food”. The fraud goes on…THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE will reveal what is behind these hidden realms, in order that society can finally see that these magnificent animals continue to be used for human greed and entertainment. That their hidden world benefitting humans should be revealed and finally put to an end.”
Activist, Lawyer, Filmmaker
Shannon Keith is an award-winning filmmaker and an attorney who specializes in animal rights law. In 2004, she founded Animal Rescue, Media & Education (ARME), a nonprofit advocacy group, and Uncaged Films, its production company. As an attorney Shannon represents animal rights activists in the courtroom, defends dogs on death row, and prosecutes animal abusers. As a filmmaker, she focuses on stopping the problem at its roots through educational documentaries. Her first two documentaries, “Behind the Mask,” about the people who risk their own freedom to save animals, and “Skin Trade,” which exposed cruelty, fraud and deception in the fur industry, garnered several awards including best documentary feature at festivals nationally and internationally. She is currently in production on “Sanctuary,” her third feature film, about the threats to primates from the entertainment, scientific research, and pet trades.