Opening Reel Palestine on Saturday 23rd January 8:30pm @Sharjah Art Foundation
Also playing Friday 29th January 7:00pm @Jamjar Dubai
Dir. Amber Fares/ Documentary/ Arabic/ 2015/ 80 min
Directed by Amber Fares, the film follows the first all-woman racecar 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. When racing prodigy Marah loses her place as top female racer to glamorous Betty due to an arbitrary decision by the officials, relationships in the team are strained and Marah’s resolve and the support of her hard-working family are pushed to their limits. 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.