This is the story of the most powerful army in the Middle East chasing 18 cows. Selected to represent Palestine for the best foreign language category in the Oscars 2016.
The first Intifada, 1987. Palestinian leaders urge communities to develop alternatives to Israeli products. In response, a group of Palestinian activists start a collective dairy farm with 18 head of cattle. Once their “Intifada milk” gains popularity, the Israeli army orders the farm’s closure, declaring the cows a threat to national security. The activists persevere, hiding the cows in caves and continuing to produce Palestinian milk. This is the story of the most powerful army in the Middle East chasing 18 cows.
The Wanted 18 was selected to represent Palestine for the best foreign language category at the 2016 Academy Awards.
Directors: Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan, 2014, 75 min
Contains English subtitles.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.