Film Screening and Talk "The Wanted 18"
The Wanted 18, a 2014 Canadian-Palestinian animated documentary, is a humorous and thought-provoking story of nonviolent resistance during the First Intifada. Villagers from Beit Sahour in the Occupied West Bank purchased 18 dairy cows from a kibbutz with the intention of starting their own local dairy. When the cows are declared a threat to Israeli national security, the newly minted dairy farmers begin to shuttle the cows from barn to barn in a game of cat and mouse with the Israeli army. Humorous and thought-provoking, The Wanted 18 shows the power of mass mobilization and non-violent resistance.
The film combines documentary interviews with those involved in the events, archival footage, drawings, black-and-white stop-motion animation as well as re-enactments, and was co-directed by Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan and Palestinian visual artist and director Amer Somali. Click here for the trailer.
We are extremely fortunate to have Chris Whitman, Senior Development Manager of The Abraham Fund Initiatives, facilitate the discussion for us. We are grateful to the fund for supporting this event.
The Abraham Fund strives to fulfill the promise of full and equal citizenship and complete equality of social and political rights for Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens, as embodied in Israel's Declaration of Independence: A state which is the national homeland of the Jewish people and a full, complete and equal home for its Arab-Palestinian national minority; A state that exists peacefully alongside a Palestinian state fulfilling the national aspirations of the Palestinian people.
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This event is intended to foster safe and respectful Jewish dialogue in a comfortable setting; as such, it is not being promoted publicly.