Run out of films to watch on Netflix and Amazon Prime? Then I can highly recommend ‘The Wanted 18’. The story is set in the Palestinian town of Beit Sahour which lies east of Bethlehem – my favourite location to stay while visiting Palestine 🇵🇸.
“This animated documentary about the efforts of Palestinians in Beit Sahour to start a small local dairy industry during the First Intifada, hiding a herd of 18 dairy cows from Israeli security forces when the dairy collective was deemed a threat to Israel’s national security. 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 Palestinian visual artist and director Amer Shomali and Canadian filmmaker Paul Cowan. The film was the Palestinian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.”
The film can be viewed here: https://www.palestinefilminstitute.org/en/pfp
A review of ‘The Wanted 18’ from 2015 can be read here: https://electronicintifada.net/…/beit-sahours-first-i…/14434