Speed Sisters Premiere

It's no secret my excitement for the release of this documentary about The Speed Sisters in Palestine. After two successful crowdfunding campaigns to produce a film about their story in 2012 and 2014, the final film about Speed Sisters Noor, Marah, Mona, Maysoon and Betty is being premiered in Toronto at Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival on April 29 – May 2.

Click here to grab your tickets to see the film if you're in Toronto. For the rest of us, we'll wait until it becomes accessible to the rest of the world, however if you want to support these ladies racing careers and the Palestinian economy they are also selling their keffieyhs.

Watch the film teaser below.

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. Visit us at www.speedsisters.tv for more information. Directed by Amber Fares Produced by SocDoc Studios (www.socdoc.com) Edited by Rabab Haj Yahya (www.gocapture.tv) Director of Photography: Lucy Martens Music used by permission of the artists: Raksit Leila by Mashrou' Leila (www.mashrou3leila.com) Just a Dream by Hana Malhas (www.hanamalhas.com) Bubble Gum by Rasha Shaheen (www.rasha.co.uk) www.speedsisters.tv www.facebook.com/speedsistersthefilm www.twitter.com/speedsisterfilm

Heleana is a force of nature. The founder of In Venus Veritas and The Petrolette, and a co-founder of Rising Sun Workshop. Heleana shares her love of vintage cars, riding motorcycles, and (not-so-secretly) dreams of flying planes and piloting a riva aquariva (a la Sophia Loren) very fast through the canals of Venice. Supportive and connected, community is her lifeblood, and she is as real as they come.