Synopsis & Film Details
From award-winning documentary filmmaker Amber Fares, Speed Sisters is the exciting true story of the Middle East’s first all-women driving team in the male-dominated Palestinian racing scene. With its tire-screeching scenes, fierce characters, and vibrant Middle Eastern indie soundtrack, Speed Sisters presents a dynamic story of the human drive to go farther and faster than you ever thought possible. Offering thrills and relief from life’s pressures and uncertainties, speed racing has taken off despite occupied Palestine’s roadblocks and checkpoints. Racers rip through improvised tracks and turn heads all across the West Bank. Rivalries erupt between cities and bring droves of fans trying to catch a glimpse of favorite drivers and final scores. Get behind the wheel with five women as they fearlessly navigate love, religion, and family pressures to pursue their dreams. In Arabic, with English subtitles.
Director: Amber Fares
Palestine | USA | Qatar | UK | Denmark | Canada (2016) • 118 minutes • Not Rated
Distributor: First Run Features
Screening Sponsor: Aimee & Kamal Abu-Shamsieh and Sam Fares – Guarantee Real Estate