Film: The Wanted 18

February 6, 2017 · Posted in Event · Comment 
February 10, 2017
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

The Nihon Room
Pembroke College
Cambridge CB2 1RF

Organised by Cambridge University Palestine Society
https://www.facebook.com/events/167278467095158/

Join Palsoc for a film screening of the creative masterpiece ‘The Wanted 18′ .Snacks and drinks provided. showing 7pm at the Nihon Room, Pembroke College.
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.