Virtual Film Screening: 'Speed Sisters'
This film screening, part of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Spring 2021 Film Series, is co-sponsored by the Pima County Public Library. To watch the film during the event, you will need to have a PCPL library card and PCPL Kanopy account (or access to the film through your own local library). Pima County residents (or current University of Arizona students) can easily obtain a free PCPL card and Kanopy account. Find the link and instructions below. Additionally, join us for a short contextual presentation preceding the film and a Q&A session at the end!
From the Hollywood Reporter:
"When one of the profiled figures in a documentary comments, 'The smell of tear gas reminds me of my childhood,' it's obvious that we're not in Kansas anymore. Rather, Amber Fares' film is set in Palestine, chronicling the Middle East's first all-women race car team. Delivering a lively portrait of its trailblazing subjects while examining the cultural and political complications attendant to their pursuit of becoming the region's 'Fastest Women Driver [sic],' Speed Sisters is an eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes..."
Interweaving the personal stories with rough-hewn footage of the racing competitions, 'Speed Sisters' is an entertaining portrait of its engaging subjects who have become instant role models for young Palestinian women."