Speed Sisters
  • Year2015
  • Duration80 min

In the West Bank, military occupation is the perverse norm under which its Palestinian citizens must live. Walls keep you caged in and basic, everyday movement turns into a demoralising and time-consuming affair. Within these constraints, a speed racing scene has flourished in the last decade, bringing nearby cities into friendly competition with one another while providing a means of release. An all-female racing team in particular is vying for their place in this male-dominated sport. Between them, they are battling political repressions of all kinds, from access (to spaces for driving practice) to recognition (for their talent away from gender and cultural expectations). These societal pressures, compounded by the driving federation’s bias towards the glamorous rookie Betty, are threatening to drive the team apart. Will they weather the storm? Lebanese-Canadian filmmaker Amber Fares captures the self-confidence and undeniable steeze of five young women as they break from the discriminatory stereotypes of the Arab world.

Sunshine Wong

12a Rated

  • Director(s): Amber Fares
  • Producer(s): Jessica Devaney, Avi Goldstein, Amber Fares
  • Country: United Kingdom, Denmark, Qatar, Canada, United States, Palestine, State of
  • Language: Arabic, English
  • Format: dcp
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
  • Website: www.speedsisters.tv
Rabab Haj Yahya
Associate Producer(s):
Rebecca Day
Lucy Martens
Sales Contact
Avi Goldstein
Job Title
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