Cows, Mass Mobilization and Non-Violent Resistance

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The Israel / Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is pleased to recommend for your viewing "The Wanted 18."  We have also included suggested questions prepared by Churches for Middle East Peace. 

Watch.  Learn.  Start a discussion.


The Wanted 18
on Netflix or iTunes!

"The Wanted 18," a film by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan in collaboration with Afuken is available to watch on Netflix or download from iTunes! This is a perfect opportunity to share "The Wanted 18" with friends and start a discussion of the film! 

Humorous and thought-provoking, "The Wanted 18" shows the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation. The film tells the story of 18 dairy cows 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: the people, not the politicians. The film was selected as Palestine's bid for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards.

Gather some friends, grab some popcorn (or what you like) and watch the movie together! Here are some starter questions for post-cow discussion:
  1. What made the cows "a threat to Israeli security"?
  2. How has this film affected your view of the intifada?
  3. How does the film relate to the situation in Israel/Palestine today?

Have a great discussion!

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