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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.

About the filmmaker: Amber Fares is an award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her feature length directorial debut Speed Sisters has played in film festivals around the world, premiering at Hot Docs in 2015, where it was one of the top 20 Audience Choice Awards, and winning the Audience Award at the Irish Film Institute Festival. Amber’s continually expanding storytelling approach is driven by the belief that personal stories can best help connect audiences to important topics and issues. She has worked with organizations like UNRWA, Defence for Children International and Amnesty International. Amber co-founded SocDoc Studios to produce story-driven films that explore social issues.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
    Arabic, English
  • Country
    Palestine, State of
  • Subtitle Language
  • Director
    Amber Fares
  • Producer
    Amber Fares, Jessica Devaney, Avi Goldstein
  • Co-Producer
    Talal Jabari, Brian Quattrini, Anne O'Shea, Stephanie Economou, Ben Edwards
  • Cast
    Marah Zahalka, Betty Saadeh, Maysoon Jayyusi
  • Cinematographer
    Lucy Martens, Amber Fares
  • Editor
    Rabab Haj Yahya
  • Composer
    Kareem Roustom, Maryam Saleh, Ana Tijoux, Youssra El-Hawary, Khalas, Who Killed Bruce Lee, Hana Malhas, Shadia Mansour, DAM, Ayesha Mendham, Reham Alsamerai, Rasha Shaheen, The Wanton Bishops, Hanouneh, Luna Abu Nassar, Apo & the Apostles, Merna Bishouty