In an area with extreme travel restrictions, limited freedoms, and constant military strife, Palestine seems an unlikely place to develop an all-female race car team. But these five women have done just that, and what’s more, they’ve done it well.
Dealing with all kinds of obstacles – from improvised race tracks, to lack of funding, to sexism – the women continue to flourish in a male-dominated sport, unwilling to give up. And as director Amber Fares seamlessly weaves the personal stories of each woman into their triumphs and tribulations, we see a humanized side of the Palestinian conflict from the unique perspective of the normal people who are caught in it.
A universal documentary that shatters preconceptions and stereotypes, SPEED SISTERS is the perfect film to highlight the power of determination in the most hostile surroundings. DISCOVERY AWARD NOMINEE.