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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.”

Read it at The Huffington Post

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