• TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 2 (map)
  • 350 King Street West
  • Toronto, ON, M5V 3C6
  • Canada

Speed Sisters

September 24
Starting at 5:00 PM

80 mins
Amber Fares
2015 - Palestine, USA, Qatar, Denmark, UK, Canada

 The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East; grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank.  Weaving together their lives on and off the track, the film captures the journey of these five women into the heart of the gritty, Palestinian street car-racing scene.  



Pioneer High

10 mins
Suha Araj
Drama Short
2015 - USA

Canadian Premiere

In 1969, Hala emigrates from Palestine to Michigan and attends a high school that prohibits girls from wearing pants. With her limited English, Hala, an unsuspecting rebel, repeatedly disobeys the rule. A revolution brews as the teacher loses control of his classroom to the new girl’s influence.