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Speed Sisters

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Demolishing stereotypes while avoiding wrecking their cars, the Speed Sisters are the Middle East’s first all-female race car team. Demonstrating their high-octane talent, and the marketing savvy to draw attention to their camera-friendly lineup, this diverse, engaging group competes in Palestine’s makeshift motor sports circuit across the West Bank, overcoming Israeli checkpoints and restrictive societal expectations to become hard-driving role models for a new generation of young Arab women in the process.

Speed Sisters is a muscular, unapologetic and surprisingly feel-good documentary about the Middle East’s first all-female team of racing drivers.” – Kevin Mahr, Times (UK)

Weaving together their lives on and off the track, the engaging documentary Speed Sisters introduces viewers to five women who have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian car racing scene, going further and faster than anyone thought they could, flattening every stereotype in their path. (Dir. by Amber Fares, 2015, Palestine/USA/Qatar, in Arabic with subtitles, 78 mins., Not Rated) Previous Fests: Hot Docs; Doc NYC; Vail Film Festival

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