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Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters

Sector : Sports , Athletes

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
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Meet the world’s first all-female racing-car driving team from occupied Palestine. There’s Maysoon Jayyusi, the team’s 38-year-old manager, from Jerusalem, who says her love for racing-car driving came from the frustration of being stuck in the West Bank’s constant traffic jams and checkpoints; Mona Ali, 29, from Ramallah, who was one of the first female racers in Palestine; Marah Zahalka, 23, who was a racing champion at 19; Noor Dauod, 25, from Jerusalem, who is determinedly persistent, if not always successful on the race track; and finally Betty Saadeh, 35, the only member who comes from a wealthy family of racers in Bethlehem.

The five women are the focus of Amber Fares’ feature-length documentary, Speed Sisters, which recently played to full houses at an international documentary festival in Sheffield. It’s a full-throttle but sensitive take on the adventures this female team face as they take on all the stereotypes that confront them as they try to break into a male-dominated sport within a conservative (relatively speaking – this isn’t Saudi Arabia) society.



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