“The Wanted 18” explores the power of mass mobilization and nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation during the First Intifada. The film tells the story of 18 dairy cows being 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. With stop-motion animation, archival footage, interviews, and graphic novel cartoons, the 75-minute film uses humor to discuss nation-building from the bottom up, by the people not the politicians.
This Austin premiere starts with a reception (food available for purchase) at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7 pm, and a discussion with the Ramallah-based co-director. The event is sponsored by the Interfaith Community for Palestinian Rights and the Asian American Resource Center.
Location: Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road, Austin, 78754