PREVIEW: The Wanted 18: Contemporary Cinema from the Islamic World

If you’re interested in the intersection between art and politics, this film screening is just right for you. With tasteful and clever genius, the creators of “Wanted 18” tell the true story of a group of Palestinian civilians that subtly resist Israeli forces who label Palestinian farms “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.” The Palestinian farmers privately buy 18 cows and produce their own milk; in little time, the cows become local celebrities and a symbol of resistance. This film combines stop motion animation and in-person interview for an intriguing artistic documentary film about the power of grassroots activism. “Wanted 18” premiered in 2014 at the Toronto International Film Festival. You can watch the screening on Tuesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. in East Quadrangle’s Benzinger Library. Entrance is free and the viewing is open to all students!

This screening is also part of a series of movies on contemporary Islamic films: 

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