The Wanted 18: Ptff Film

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Come watch "The Wanted 18" and short "The Goodness Regime" at the The Toronto Palestine Film Festival. We will gather at the TIFF entry way at 6:00, and go in to the theater around 6:15.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlKZ8daLtOo

TPFF info: http://www.tpff.ca/program-123/2015/8/18/the-wanted-18

Guardian article: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/mar/22/the-wanted-18-a-tale-of-talking-cows-and-palestinian-rebellion

The Wanted 18
Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Documentary
2014 - Canada / Palestine / France

Winner Best Documentary, Traverse City Film Festival (2015)
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival (2014)

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story from the First Intifada. 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 Israeli army takes note and declares the farm "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, with the cows continuing to produce their "Intifada milk" despite the Israeli army’s 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 Canadian director Paul Cowan create an enchanting, inspirational tribute to the ingenuity and power of grassroots activism.
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