- Director: Amber Fares
- Type: Documentaries
- Year: 2016
- Country: Various
- Language: Arabic, English
- Length: 80 Minutes
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.
Date: Sunday, February 21, 3PM
Location: Lehman Auditorium, 202 Altschul Hall
Q&A session to follow with director Amber Fares, producer Jessica Devaney, and film subject Maysoon Jayyusi, manager of the Speed Sisters.
Amber Fares is an award-winning 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. Fares’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. She co-founded SocDoc Studios to produce story-driven films that explore social issues.