Speed Sisters

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Speed Sisters

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

Main Lecture Theater, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site

Details

SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH BROOKES EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

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, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

Country: Palestine | USA | Qatar | UK | Denmark | Canada

Year: 2015

Filmmakers: Amber Fares

Runtime: 1hr 18 mins

Language:Arabic with English subtitles

BBFC: PG

Click here for Official Website


The film will be followed by a Q&A/ Discussion panel that includes the following guest speakers:

1. Ella Barrington. Managing Director Base Performance Simulators. Race-engineer
2. Jamie Chadwick. Young female racing driver
3. Caitlin Bunt. Winner of Infiniti Engineering Academy USA 2016
4. Gordana Collier. Programme Lead for postgraduate Motorsport at Oxford Brookes Oxford Brookes Racing Principal Academic Advisor
5. Maria Baerthel. Composites Design Engineer at Renault F1
6. Libby Foster. Composites Design Engineer at Renault F1