NIF Film Club: Speed Sisters

28 October 2020

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.

NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and director Amber Fares.

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photo of director Amber FaresAmber Fares is an award-winning documentary director. producer and cinematographer. Her recent projects include “And She Could Be Next” (PBS 2020) “America Inside Out with Katie Couric” (National Geographic), “Transparent” (Amazon) and “The Judge” (TIFF/PBS). She also Directed and Produced Sundance supported “Speed Sisters” (Hot Doc/ Netflix). Amber’s films have won numerous awards and have played in film festivals around the world, including TIFF, Sheffield, Hot Docs, IDFA, CPH:Dox and Doc NYC. Her work has been featured on CNN, Al Jazeera, ALLURE, Amazon, Hulu, PBS and National Geographic. Amber was a 2019 Sundance Momentum Fellow, 2014 Sundance Catalyst participant, 2014 Sundance Institute Edit and Story Lab and 2012 Sundance fellowship.

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