THE WANTED 18

AMER SHOMALI

30 January 2018, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

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.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Amer Shomali.

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles | Location: Auditorium, Second Floor | Free Entrance

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