Fantastically fearless documentary about the first all-female race car driving team in the Middle East. Seriously inspirational and fast-paced.
Dir. Amber Fares | 2015 | 80 mins | Cert 15
Female racing drivers are rare, Palestinian ones even more extraordinary. Speed Sisters follows five young women fighting to be acknowledged as equals in a society governed by men and overshadowed by the Israeli occupation. Even more perilous is the rivalry between the women when the media descend and favour the one most willing to play the ‘sexy chick in racing gear’ card. This fascinating film raises provocative and unanswerable questions about what it means to be a woman competing against men and other women, trapped in a destitute region controlled from elsewhere. It’s also a lot of fun. ‘A bold little film with a lot of attitude.’ – Jennie Kermode, eyeforfilm.co.uk
Followed by a Skype Q&A with director Amber Fares.