The Rachel Corrie Foundation (RCF) is pleased to sponsor the documentary film The Wanted 18 at the Olympia Film Society's 32nd Annual Film Festival Sunday, November 8, at 12 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the festival website and at the historic Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia. Following the noon screening, RCF will host a Q&A with Palestinian director Amer Shomali via Skype. The film is co-directed by Canadian director Paul Cowan.
About the film:
"It’s 1987 and the Israeli army is in hot pursuit of eighteen dairy cows in the town of Beit Sahour, in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The cows are declared a threat to Israel’s national security after a group of Palestinians begin producing milk for the town’s residents...Humorous and thought-provoking, The Wanted 18 shows the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli Occupation during the First Intifada..." More here from Just Vision
"...the astonishing true story of a Palestinian uprising of cows on the lam from the Israeli Army.... Featuring claymation, archival footage, and a light hearted tone, The Wanted 18illustrates this courageous act of rebellion with a farcical tone that emphasizes the ludicrousness of the situation, while also underlining its historical value and weight." Film trailer and more from the Olympia Film Festival
The Wanted 18 was selected as best documentary film at the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival and was the "winner" at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival. It was an "Official Selection" at both the Human Rights Watch and San Francisco Jewish Film Festivals in 2015. Guest director Amer Shomali is an interdisciplinary artist whose work exploring sociopolitical issues has been exhibited in galleries in the Middle East and Europe and now screened worldwide.
Amer Shomali - Director
Join us Sunday at noon at the Capitol Theater!