The Wanted 18 · 29.03.24 · 6:30PM @Cameo Picturehouse · Edinburgh

Tickets will be sold at habitual prices. 50% of the proceeds from the screening will be donated to Falastin Film Fest.

The Wanted 18

Amer Shomali, 2014, 1’15”

Arabic, English, Hebrew with English subtitles

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 gets involved…

Amer Shomali is a Palestinian interdisciplinary visual artist who uses conceptual art, painting, digital media, films and comics to explore Palestinian sociopolitical issues and revolution iconography.

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