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PASSOP opens dialogue on Palestine with the screening of “The Wanted 18”

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In response to Israeli’s settlement expansion plans announced in recent weeks, People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty, also known as PASSOP, is inviting community members to attend a free screening of “The Wanted 18”.

Set in 1980 against the backdrop of the first Intifada, “The Wanted 18” is a film that recreates the true story about 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.”

Through archival footage and re-enactments, film-makers Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan use dark humour to tell the tale, while giving insight into life under Israeli occupation.

With the screening of the film, Palestine’s 2015 Oscar entry, PASSOP intends to open a dialogue about the continued oppression of the Palestinian peoples, and encourages community members to bring along friends who wish to learn more about the conflict.

The screening is scheduled to take place at the performing arts café, That Place in Obs, from 18:00 to 20:00 on Thursday, 02 January, 2017.

For more information, contact 071 504 7936

(Address: 76 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town)

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