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Humorous and thought-provoking, The Wanted 18 shows the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada. The film tells the story of 18 dairy cows being brought to the West Bank town of Beit Sahour, as part of a self-sufficiency movement, which were then declared a threat to the security of the state of Israel. Using stop-motion animation, archival footage, interviews, and graphic novel cartoons, the film uses humor to get at a serious subject. This is a poignant film about nation-building from the bottom up, by the people not the politicians. Variety called the film ‘mind-opening’ & ‘ingenious.’
AMER SHOMALI (Director, Artist)
Amer Shomali uses fine art, digital media and technology as sociopolitical tools for change. After studying at the Van Art School in Canada, he completed an MFA in Animation at Bournemouth, UK. One of the founders of Zan Studios in Ramallah, Amer works as an animator and illustrator of children’s books, posters, and multimedia productions. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the Middle East and Europe. Amer’s short film “Dying of the Light" was screened in the UK, Belgium, Lebanon, and Palestine. He was also co-director and animator of “Animated Concerns", the animated TV series, in Palestine from 2006-2007.
PAUL COWAN (Director, Writer)
In his 25-year career as a filmmaker, Paul Cowan has never been one to shy away from controversy. He’s chronicled the rise and fall of renegade billionaire Robert Campeau, followed Dr. Henry Morgentaler on his controversial abortion crusade, dramatized Donald Marshall’s landmark battle against Nova Scotia’s justice system, and stirred up a storm of debate in the Canadian Senate with a hotly-contested docudrama about First World War flying ace Billy Bishop. His strength is creative documentaries that combine documentary techniques with evocative images and recreations. Paul recently wrote and directed the feature documentary Paris 1919.
September 14, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU
255 Sullivan St (At Washington Square South) New York New York
New York, NY 10012
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