Tuesday, January 19 6:00 (film starts at 6:30)
Ottawa Public Library Main Branch Auditorium
120 Metcalfe Street
Admission free, donations welcomed
Co-director Paul Cowan will speak and answer questions.
Co-produced and distributed by the National Film Board of Canada.
This feature film incorporates live action footage with animation to tell the curious story of 18 cows. In the late 1980s, the Palestinian village of Beit Sahour bought 18 cows to start their own milk cooperative. The cows were a symbol of freedom and resistance, providing milk for the Palestinian residents so that they would not rely on Israeli producers. Soon the Israeli army declared these cows, cherished by the Palestinians, as a threat to security, forcing the residents to hide them creatively. With humour and passion, The Wanted 18 captures the spirit of the 1987 uprising through the personal experiences of those who lived it.
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