Speed Sisters
Showings
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaFri, Mar 11 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSat, Mar 12 4:00 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSat, Mar 12 8:45 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSun, Mar 13 1:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSun, Mar 13 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaMon, Mar 14 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaTue, Mar 15 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaWed, Mar 16 2:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaThu, Mar 17 8:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Run Time:80 min
Director(s):Amber Fares
Country:Palestine, USA, Qatar, Denmark, UK, Canada
Released:2015
Rating:14A
Description

Strap on your helmet and buckle up! Meet the Middle East's first all-women street car racing team, hailing from the West Bank in Palestine. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the country, these five bold and charismatic women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated scene. In this fast-paced Hot Docs 2015 favourite, director Amber Fares brings us close to the drivers. Speed Sisters shows how diverse their lives can be in the West Bank—from having a relative sense of freedom to never having crossed the checkpoints to the sea before—although some key and stunningly memorable scenes remind us that everything takes place under the watchful eye of the Israeli military. Overcoming social expectations, community politics, family dynamics and so much more, these women shatter stereotypes and offer a high octane source of inspiration.

In English and Arabic, with English subtitles.

Director Amber Fares will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screenings on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Co-presented by Toronto Palestine Film Festival.

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Additional Information

Top 20 Audience Favourite, Hot Docs 2015