TCAFF: Speed Sisters
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Fri, Sep 30, 2016 3:15 PM Event Date Passed
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:Box Office - $10.00
Online - $8.00
Members:$8.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Documentary
Sports
Release Year:2015
Runtime:80 min
Awards:Official Selection, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA, 2016
Best Documentary, Adelaide Film Festival, Australia, 2015
Best Documentary, Vail Film Festival, Colorado, USA, 2016
Country:USA
Palestine
UK
Denmark
Qatar
Canada
Language:English
Arabic
with English subtitles
Website:Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/125648413
Cast/Crew
Director:Amber Fares
Producer:Jessica Devaney
Amber Fares
Avi Goldstein
Cinematographer:Amber Fares
Editor:Rabab Haj Yahya
Description

PART OF MIZNA'S TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

2016 MSPIFF Best of Fest Selection

Family-friendly: 10+

Despite a tangle of roadblocks and checkpoints, a thriving street car racing scene has emerged in the West Bank. Held at improvised tracks – a vegetable market, an old helicopter pad, a security academy – the races offer a release from the pressures and uncertainties of life under military occupation. The fanfare and rivalry between cities brings spectators out in droves, lining rooftops and leaning over barricades to snap photos of their favorite drivers and to catch final times on the scoreboard. A riveting documentary, Speed Sisters follows the first all-women racing team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads, the film weaves together their lives on and off the track.


Director Biography

amber fares, mspfilmAmber Fares is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer. Her feature-length directorial debut Speed Sisters, premiered at Hot Docs in 2015, where it was one of the top 20 in the Audience Choice Awards. It won the Audience Award at the Irish Film Institute Festival and is currently playing in film festivals around the world. Fares’ political approach to storytelling is driven by the belief that personal stories can help viewers connect to larger social issues. She has worked with organizations like UNRWA, Defence for Children International, and Amnesty International and is the co-founder of SocDoc Studios, which produces story-driven films that explore political topics.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the eleventh Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.