The third edition of the Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF) opened with an African premiere of the Palestinian/Canadian animated documentary film 'The Wanted 18' by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan.
Since its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, The Wanted 18 has been selected to screen at many festivals around the world. It won a number of awards, among them the Best Documentary Film in Abu Dhabi Film Festival and same at the 2014 Carthage Film Festival.
The story takes place during the first Intifada in 1987, when a group of Palestinians decide to buy 18 cows. "But who knows anything about cows," the filmmakers write in the film's synopsis on its website. As the farmers learn how to milk the cows, they start attracting attention of the Israeli authorities and the symbolic cows' story becomes an "Intifada milk," according to same website
Sudan Independent Film Festival is organised by Sudan Film Factory and runs from Jan 21- 27 with films from various countries screened in multiple locations across Khartoum.
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