Speed Sisters · 07.07.24 · 21PM @BOSCH Tanneurs · BXL


Speed Sisters

Amber Fares, Palestine, 2015, 78′

Arabic with English subtitles

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.

Amber Fares is a Lebanese Canadian filmmaker, documentarian and cinematographer. She is based in Brooklyn and Palestine. Born in Canada with Lebanese roots, she graduated in Sociology, Marketing and International Business. After the September 11th attacks, she left her career in marketing to “deepen her understanding of life in the Middle East”. In 2007, she enrolled in a film program and in 2009 she co-founded SocDoc Studios with Avi Goldstein. Fares has also worked for the United Nations, Defence for Children International.

Apero-dinner offered !