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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. (GAT)
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. (GAT)

Speed Sisters: A sluggish doc about the first Middle East all-women race team Add to ...

  • Directed by Amber Fares
  • Classification 14A
  • Genre documentary
  • Country USA
  • Language English

This half-throttle documentary might better be called The Fast and the Uneventful.

The Speed Sisters are the Middle East’s first all-women race-car team, comprised of Palestinians Marah, Mona, Betty, Noor and their manager Maysoon.

It’s a newsy story about sports, gender, social expectations and shattered stereotypes, but the timid debut feature from Lebanese-Canadian director Amber Fares proceeds at something less than breakneck speed.

The racers squeal their tires as they zip around parking-lot pylons – this isn’t Daytona, Indy or Monaco – but there’s rarely any tension at work.

Talking about taking her mother’s car for a spin around the block for the first time, one driver says she kept the car in first because she didn’t know how to shift gears.

There’s a lot of that going around.

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