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23 days to watch
19 Ratings

The Wanted 18

Directed by Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Canada, 2014
Documentary, Animation
  • English
  • No subtitles


Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, 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.”

Our take

Unusual ways of telling nonfiction stories in cinema are rare indeed, which is why such unconventional films like Waltz with Bashir and this brilliantly mixed-media documentary are precious. Here, a small story of history demands a special approach to gain attention, distance and analysis.

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Awards & Festivals

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival


Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2014 | Winner: Best Documentary from the Arab World

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