Speed Sisters + Journey of a Sofa

Posted on Nov 9, 2016 in Featured, Programme 2016

Date: Sunday 11th December, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Baggator, The Pickle Factory, 13 All Hallows Road, Easton, Bristol BS5 0HH

How to Book

Tickets available on the door. £5 or £4 concessions and asylum seekers and refugees free.

There will be middle Eastern food , and BYO booze.

Speed Sisters

Dir. Amber Fares, 2015, documentary, 1h 18 min, Palestine, Subtitled 

Want to meet Palestine’s first all-female race-car drivers? Marah, Betty, Maysoon, Khalid and Mona are the stars of this fast and furious documentary about the adrenalin-filled world of motor sports in the West Bank.

Under the backdrop of tense military occupation and restricted civil liberties, these five young women establish themselves as the first all-female race car driving team in the Middle East. Vying for recognition in a male-dominated sport, this fascinating study reveals them as remarkable women battling repression of all kinds: access to practice grounds, gender bias and societal pressures as well as the odd internal dispute. Will they weather the storm?

With a fantastic soundtrack and brilliantly charismatic subjects, this film mixes the political and the personal to great effect, leaving you cheering for an extraordinary team.

Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters

Journey of a Sofa

Dir. Alaa Al Ali, 2014, Fiction, 9min, Palestine, Subtitled

To transport a newly purchased sofa to your home is an easy task. In a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, this task becomes a Sisyphean journey revealing the complexities and absurdities of everyday life in the Shatila camp in Lebanon.

Journey of a Sofa

Journey of a Sofa

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