The Wanted 18 Film Screening + Live Q&A With Director Amer Shomali!

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Arab American National Museum says
The Arab American National Museum, in collaboration with Wayne State University, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Henry Ford Community College, cordially invites you to a FREE screening of the film, THE WANTED 18. The screening will take place at Wayne State University in the General Lectures building, Room 150 at 6pm. Immediately following the film, we will be joined by director, Amer Shomali for an intimate, live Q&A session! The event is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us for a wonderful night of film and discussion!

Synopsis: 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. - Kino Lorber Inc.
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By: Arab American National Museum

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