A film by Amber Fares
80 minutes, documentary, color, English & Arabic w/ English subtitles, 2016
The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, Speed Sisters takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.
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"Subtly rebellious and defiantly optimistic." - The New York Times
"Vital. Fares has a keen eye for intimacy, populism, and resistance - all things for which American viewers, now especially, are sure to be hungry." - The Village Voice
"An eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes." - The Hollywood Reporter
"Strikes a perfect balance, telling a righteous, uplifting story of triumph against the odds without ever losing sight of the bigger political picture." - Time Out London
"Shows the magic of daily life in Palestine despite the reality of ongoing military occupation." - The Huffington Post
"Kinetic!" - Sports Illustrated
"Crowd-pleasing!" - Indiewire
"Nothing will make you want to get behind a steering wheel faster." - Glamour Magazine
See details about this film's theatrical run.
● Official Speed Sisters soundtrack