30 mei online speelfilm The Wanted 18 om 18:30 uur

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About The Wanted 18

Directed by Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan. | Feature | 75 min. | 2014 – Palestine, Canada, France

Discover the animated true story of a group of Israeli cows transported to Palestine during the First Intifada in the West Bank. The cows at the centre of this multimedia interactive app were purchased by a group of Palestinian activists in 1987 with the goal of creating a self-sufficient supply of milk for their community.

Our bovine protagonists now come to life in dynamic comic book style as multi-faceted, diverse characters in The Wanted 18. Each cow exhibits a distinct personality and perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, granting viewers an alternately poignant, thought-provoking, humorous, and inspiring profile of grassroots activism and peaceful resistance in a part of the world that is fraught with negative imagery and despair.

Critic reviews

Highlighting the ridiculous without losing track of the seriousness of all acts of resistance, the film should open minds. Full review
Jay Weissberg, Variety

At its best, “The Wanted 18” follows a worthy tradition of highlighting absurdities that arise during conflict. Full review
Ken Jaworowski, The NYTimes

Paul Cowan

In his 25-year career as a filmmaker, Paul Cowan has never been one to shy away from controversy. He’s chronicled the rise and fall of renegade billionaire Robert Campeau, followed Dr. Henry Morgentaler on his controversial abortion crusade, dramatized Donald Marshall’s landmark battle against Nova Scotia’s justice system, and stirred up a storm of debate in the Canadian Senate with a hotly-contested docudrama about First World War flying ace Billy Bishop.

His strength is creative documentaries that combine documentary techniques with evocative images and recreations. Paul recently wrote and directed the feature documentary Paris 1919.

Shir Hever

Dr. Shir Hever is an independent scholar and journalist based in Heidelberg, Germany. His recent book is The Privatization of Israeli Security, published by Pluto Press in 2017. Visit Shir’s website.

Underwriters, Endorsers, Sponsors, Partners and Community Friends:

BEIT ZATOUNTHE CANADIAN PALESTINIAN SOCIAL ASSOCIATION IN LONDON ONTARIO, CANADACANADIANS FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, HAMILTONHAMILTON COALITION TO STOP THE WARJEWISH LIBERATION THEOLOGY INSTITUTEINDEPENDENT JEWISH VOICES (IJV) – HAMILTONPEOPLE FOR PEACE, LONDON