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.
Awards and distinctions
Cercle d’or Meilleur documentaire
Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke
Founders Prize for Best Documentary
Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse City
Special Mention for the Gilda Vieira de Mello Prize
International Film Festival on Human Rights, Geneva
Tanit d'or de la compétition documentaire
Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, Carthage
Best Documentary from the Arab World
Film Festival, Abu Dhabi
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