The Wanted 18, by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
CinemaNa returns with this Palestinian/Canadian animated documentary inspired by true events.
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. This movie was awarded at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2014 edition for the Best documentary in the Arab World.
Know more about Amer Shomali
Amer Shomali is a Palestinian multidisciplinary artist that uses painting, films, digital media, installations, and comics as tools to explore and interact with the sociopolitical scene in Palestine. Much of Shomali’s work examines the creation and the use of the Palestinian revolution’s iconography. His artworks are part of several collections: The British Museum, the Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence (MoMRtA), Birzeit University Museum, Al-Qattan Foundation.
Screening in Arabic and English with English subtitles
Runtime: 75 min
CinemaNa is a cultural program organised by the Film department in NYUAD, the NYUAD Arts Center and Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi University, with the support of the Palestinian Business Council. This program helps promote talented Arab film directors in the Middle East by highlighting the fine quality and creativity of contemporary Arab cinema.
Feb. 6 – Ajami – NYUAD
Mar. 6 – The Wanted 18 – SUAD
April 10 – Wajib – NYUAD
April 26 – Hedi – NYUAD
May 7 – The Circle – SUAD
Tuesday 6th March 2018
Doors open at 7:00pm
Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Al Reem Island
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