The Wanted 18

The Wanted 18

This feature film incorporates live action footage with animation to tell the curious story of 18 cows. Acquired by a Palestinian community in the late 1980s, the cows were a symbol of freedom and resistance, providing milk for the Palestinian residents of Beit Sahour so that they would not rely on Israeli producers. Soon the illegal cows, cherished by the Palestinians, were being sought by the Israeli army as a threat to security. With humour and passion, this film captures the spirit of the 1987 uprising through the personal experiences of those who lived it.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • director
    Amer Shomali
    Paul Cowan
  • writer
    Paul Cowan
  • executive producer
    Saed Andoni
    Dominique Barneaud
    Ina Fichman
    Colette Loumède
  • producer
    Ina Fichman
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • director of photography
    Daniel Villeneuve
    German Gutierrez
  • editor
    Aube Foglia
  • animation
    Dominique Côté
    Michelle Lannen
    Myriam Elda Arsenault
  • original music
    Benoît Charest
  • location sound
    Daniel Fontaine Bégin
  • sound design
    Sylvain Bellemare
  • drawings
    Amer Shomali
  • voice
    Alison Darcy
    Heidi Foss
    Rosann Nerenberg
    Holly Uloth "O'Brien"
  • researcher
    Suha Arraf
    Nava Mizrahi
  • animator
    Anna Berezowsky
    Michelle Lannen
    Chris Diaz
    Marie Valade
    Daphné Loubot Landreville
    Raquel Sancinetti
  • character design
    Michelle Lannen
    Chris Diaz
    Amer Shomali
  • set decorator
    Imad Samara
  • wardrobe
    Kholoud Khouri
  • sound engineer
    Padraig Buttner-Schnirer
  • mixer
    Luc Papineau
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • sound engineer
    Charles Bélanger
  • foley artist
    Jérôme Décarie

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