The Wanted 18

Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

Year: 2014
Running Time: 75
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: Palestine, France, Canada
Language: Arabic, English, Hebrew (with subtitles)
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The Wanted 18

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Directed by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan


Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative. Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities- until the Israeli army takes note and declares that the farm is an illegal security threat. Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their "Intifada milk" with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit. Recreating the story of the "wanted 18" from the perspectives of the Beit Sahour activists, Israeli military officials, and the cows, Palestinian artist Amer Shomali and veteran Canadian director Paul Cowan create an enchanting, inspirational tribute to the ingenuity and power of grassroots activism.

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KARAMA San Diego 144799560011/20 & 11/24
Fresno Filmworks Fresno 1447477200November 14, 2015
Images Cinema Williamstown 1447218000November 11, 2015
Olympia Film Society Olympia 1446958800November 8, 2015
UC Riverside ARTSblock Riverside 1446786000November 6 - November 7, 2015
University of Minnesota Minneapolis 1446699600November 5 - November 6, 2015
Sie Film Center Denver 1446613200November 4, 2015
Bijou Film Board Iowa City 1445918400October 27, 2015
Michigan Tech University Houghton 1445572800October 23, 2015
Arab Film Festival San Francisco 144540000010/21 & 10/25
Zeitgeist Arts Center New Orleans 1445140800October 18, 2015
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston 1445140800October 18, 2015
Northwest Film Center Portland 1444449600October 10, 2015
DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival Washington 144367200010/1 & 10/4 ONLY
Little Theatre Rochester 1443326400September 27, 2015
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland 1442721600September 20, 2015
Cinemapolis Ithaca 1442376000September 16, 2015
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1440129600August 21 - August 24, 2015
Cinemapolis Ithaca 1439697600August 16, 2015
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1438920000August 7 - August 13, 2015
Traverse City Film Festival Traverse City 1438315200July 31 - August 1, 2015
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco 1438228800July 30 - July 31, 2015
Capitol Theater Burlington Burlington 1438228800July 30, 2015
Real Art Ways Hartford 1437105600July 17 - July 23, 2015


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