Friday Feb 17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bechdel Films presents
a film directed by Amber Fares
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 – DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
Amber Fares is an award-winning Canadian documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her feature length directorial debut Speed Sisters has played in film festivals around the world, premiering at Hot Docs in 2015, where it was one of the top 20 Audience Choice Awards, and winning the Audience Award at the Irish Film Institute Festival. 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.