29 November 2017, 6:30 PM - 8 PM
As part of "The 1987 Intifada: History and Memory" conference in partnership with The Institute for Palestine Studies, you are invited to the screening of "The Wanted 18" followed by a discussion with director Amer Shomali, moderated by Rima Mismar, Executive Director of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture - AFAC.
"The 1987 Intifada: History and Memory" commemorates the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Popular Palestinian Uprising against the Israeli Occupation, and takes place in parallel between Ramallah and Gaza (24-26 November) and Beirut (28-30 November).
For more information: www.intifada1987.com
The first Intifada, 1987: Palestinian leaders urge communities to develop alternatives to Israeli products. In response, a group of Palestinian activists starts 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.
Amer Shomali is a Palestinian multidisciplinary artist, using painting, films, digital media, installations, and comics as tools to explore and interact with the sociopolitical scene in Palestine. Much of Shomali’s work examines the creation and the use of the Palestinian revolution’s iconography. Born in Kuwait in 1981, Shomali holds a BSc in Architecture from Birzeit University in Palestine, and a Master’s degree in Animation from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom. He is currently based in Ramallah, Palestine.
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Free Entrance | Location: Auditorium — Second Floor