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06.11.135:15 PM ET

Palestinian Women Take the Wheel

Movie to document first all-female racing team in the Middle East.

A group of Palestinian women has found a way to assert its independence (and satisfy its need for speed) by forming the first all-female motor-racing team in the Middle East. A documentary expected to be released early next year, called Speed Sisters, details the lives of the women on the team. Driving is more than a thrill for these women—it’s a way for them to open up better opportunities for themselves, both as women and Palestinians. Filmmaker Amber Fares called this story “the coolest topic in the world.”

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