The wanted 18


Humorous and thought-provoking, The Wanted 18 shows the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada. The film tells the story of 18 dairy cows being brought to the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, as part of a self-sufficiency movement, which were then declared a threat to the security of the state of Israel. Using stop-motion animation, archival footage, interviews, and graphic novel cartoons, the film uses humor to get at a serious subject. This is a poignant film about nation-building from the bottom up, by the people not the politicians. Variety called the film ‘mind-opening’ & ‘ingenious


Genre: Documentary/Animation

Country: Palestine

Year: 2014

Duration: 75 minutes

Director: Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan

Language(s): Arabic/English/Hebrew

Subtitles: English

Producer: Saed Andoni, Dominique Barneaud, Ina Fichman, Nathalie Cloutier

Screenplay: Paul Cowan

Cinematographer: Daniel Villeneuve and German Gutierrez

Editor: Aube Foglia

Composer: Benoit Charest