THE WANTED 18 – with Skype Q&A with Palestinian director Amer Shomali
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The Wanted 18
with Sykpe Q&A with Palestinian director Amer Shomali
2014 / Canada, Palestine, France / in Arabic, Hebrew, French with English subtitles / 75 minutes / Format: DCP
Directed by: Paul Cowan, Amer Shomali
Print Source: Kino Lorber
The Wanted 18 is an informative and entertaining documentary that tells the astonishing true story of a Palestinian uprising of cows on the lam from the Israeli Army. For a period in the 1980’s, Palestinians were not allowed to grow their own food under Israeli occupation. The town of Beit Sahour decided to rebel, refusing to buy Israeli milk, and purchasing 18 cows with the initiative to create their own milk collective. After they reached their goal, the Israeli Army set their sights on the town’s newfound independence and decided to destroy the cows at any cost. Featuring claymation, archival footage, and a light hearted tone, The Wanted 18 illustrates this courageous act of rebellion with a farcical tone that emphasizes the ludicrousness of the situation, while also underlining its historical value and weight.
Join us for a Q&A with the film’s sponsors, the Rachel Corrie Foundation following the screening!