Noor Daoud, Marah Zahalka, Betty Saadeh, Maysoon Jayyusi and Mona Enab are the Speed Sisters. The fast and the furious women are Westbank’s only all-female street car racing team. Lebanese-Canadian director Amber Fares followed the five drivers and documented their stories in the Speed Sisters. The film is about what motivates five women to become speed race drivers in the region, challenging social expectations, community politics and family dynamics, and also facing movement restrictions by the Israeli military. The documentary world premiered at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival in Doha this week.
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.