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Film Screening: “The Wanted 18” with Q&A

April 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

the wanted 18

The fifth film in the semester-long Documenting the Middle East Film Festival. The Wanted 18 is a Canadian-Palestinian animated documentary. A Q&A with Nancy Kalow will follow the screening, as well as a 10-min work-in-progress trailer presented by filmmaker Sarah Friedland; Q&A to follow!

Works to be screened:

10 min trailer for: Al-Nakba and the City of Lyd: A Work in Progress
(Director – Sarah Friedland; Rami Younis – Writer/Producer; Fivel Rothberg – Producer)


The Wanted 18
(Paul Cowan & Amer Shomali, 2014, 75 min, Canada/Palestine/France, in Arabic and English w/ English Subtitles, Color/B&W, Digital)

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.

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Location: White 107 (White Lecture Hall)


April 13, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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