'Speed Sisters': Documenting a Palestinian racing team

An interview with Canadian filmmaker Amber Fares about her documentary project Speed Sisters, which focuses on the all-female Palestinian racing team of the same name.

PHOTO: Amber Fares/SocDoc Studios
Laura Brehaut/Driving
Originally published on June 19, 2012; Driving
Director Amber Fares is the first to admit that she knew absolutely nothing about racing before she met the Speed Sisters in late 2009. An Alberta-born filmmaker now living in Ramallah, Palestine, Fares was introduced to the first all-women racing team in the Middle East by a friend at the British consulate in Jerusalem. The consulate hired her documentary film company SocDoc Studios to create a program of video clips called “Speed Sisters.” At the time, there were two or three women racing an old donated BMW that they had souped up to get track-ready. 
PUBLISHED IN PRINT:
Montreal Gazette: July 9, 2012; page C10
Ottawa Citizen: June 29, 2012; page D11
Saskatoon StarPhoenix: June 29, 2012; page E6
Regina Leader-Post: June 29, 2012; page BB9
The Province (Vancouver): June 27, 2012; page D6
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