|Weds 18th October||7.45pm|
Dir: Amber Fares | Palestine/Qatar/UK/Denmark/Canada/USA | 2015 | 78 mins | Arabic w/English subtitles
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Against the backdrop of the turbulent West Bank – where tense military occupation and restricted civil liberties are the norm – meet the five extraordinary young women who have determinedly driven their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. As fast and as furious as the cars, Amber Fares’ first feature-length doc is a lively yet layered portrait of modern womanhood, exploding stereotypes as it interweaves exhilarating racing footage with personal perspectives; and offering a much-needed glimpse into Palestinian lives.
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