The Wanted 18
Stop-motion animation, reenactments and interviews tell the tale of a Palestinian West Bank dairy farm that prospered while defying the Israeli army
The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel." In response to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, a group of people from the town of Beit Sahour decide to buy 18 cows and produce their own milk as a co-operative.
Their venture is so successful that the collective farm becomes a landmark, and the cows local celebrities - until the Israeli army takes note and declares that the farm is an illegal security threat. Consequently, the dairy is forced to go underground, the cows continuing to produce their "Intifada milk" with the Israeli army in relentless pursuit.
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014