Speed Sisters

Feb 6, 2017 - 19:30 - The Odeon

  • Director: Amber Fares
  • Year: 2015
  • Country: US/Palestine
  • Run Time: 78 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 29
  • B: 29
  • C: 16
  • D: 6
  • E: 2
  • Overall: 71.7
Speed Sisters

Although it's rarely addressed directly, the Israeli occupation of the West Bank persistently impinges upon the fortunes of the Middle East's first all-female racing car team. The charismatic quartet is bent on confounding the expectations placed upon young Middle Eastern women and on taking on the boys on the makeshift tracks constructed around vegetable markets and helicopter pads. Moreover, the Sisters are not prepared to allow military checkpoints or tear gas canisters to get in their way, even though their determination to succeed as both women and Palestinians draws a mixed response from within their community.