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Speed Sisters

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
  • Amber Fares
  • Avi Goldstein
  • Jessica Devaney
  • Rabab Haj Yahya
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Women, Middle East, Sports, Human Rights, Arab, Cars, Motor Sport
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 13, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Palestine, State of
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
    Toronto, Canada
    April 29, 2015
    International Premiere
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest
    Sheffield, England
    June 8, 2015
    European Premiere
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
    Melbourne Australia
    August 4, 2015
    Australian Premiere
  • Helsinki International Film Festival
    Helsinki, Finland
    September 19, 2015
    Finnish Premiere
  • Irish Film Institute Doc Fest
    Dublin, Ireland
    September 25, 2015
    Irish Premiere
    Audience Award for Best Feature
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    September 25, 2015
    Icelandic Premiere
  • Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    October 3, 2015
    Brazilian Premiere
  • Oaxaca Film Festival
    Oaxaca, Mexico
    October 14, 2015
    Mexican Premiere
  • Adelaide Film Festival
    Adelaide, Australia
    October 21, 2015
    South Australian Premiere
    Jury Award for Best Documentary
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    November 5, 2015
    Danish Premiere
    New York, NY
    November 14, 2015
    U.S. Premiere
  • CMCA PriMed
    Marseille, France
    December 8, 2015
    French Premiere
    Youth Jury Award
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival
    Santa Barbara, CA
    February 11, 2016
    CA Premiere
Director Biography - Amber Fares

Amber Fares is an award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her feature length directorial debut Speed Sisters, premiered at Hot Docs in 2015, where it was one of the top 20 Audience Choice Awards, and won the Audience Award at the Irish Film Institute Festival. Speed Sisters is currently playing in film festivals around the world. Amber’s continually expanding storytelling approach is driven by the belief that personal stories can best help connect audiences to important topics and issues. She has worked with organizations like UNRWA, Defence for Children International and Amnesty International. Amber co-founded SocDoc Studios to produce story-driven films that explore social issues.

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