The 25th edition of Carthage Film Festival will take place from 29 November to 6 December 2014

Official competition documentaries


Documentary - 75 minutes

Awards and prizes: Selection TIFF Docs 2014

Director: Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan

Screenplay: Paul Cowan

Cinematography: Daniel Villeneuve, Germán Gutierrez

Music: Benoit Charest

Editor: Aube Foglia

Sound: Daniel Fontaine-Bégin, Sylvain Bellemare

Directeur de production : Ina Fichman

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Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan recreate an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of eighteen cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.”

Director's biography

Amer Shomali was born in Kuwait and is currently based in Ramallah. A multidisciplinary artist, animator, and activist, he made his film debut with the animated short Dying of the Light , The Wanted 18 is his first feature. Paul Cowan was born in Montreal. He has directed several feature documentaries for television and film, including The Kid Who Couldn't Miss, Justice Denied and Westray which won the Genie Award for Best Documentary. The Wanted 18 is his latest film.


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