Women Behind the Wheel


Tomorrow night, race to see Speed Sisters, the third and final film of the spring’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts will screen Speed Sisters at on Monday at 7 p.m.

A documentary by Amber Fares, the film tells the story of the first all-woman car racing team in the Middle East. Five women brave cultural and political obstacles to race through the streets of Palestine. The film has won several awards, including the Audience Award at the Irish Film Institute Festival.

Each semester, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts brings three films and their filmmakers to ETSU. Speed Sisters follows earlier screenings of narrative film Mango Dreams and documentary I Come From.

After the screening, Fares will lead a discussion session with a reception to follow. The screening will take place in the D.P. Culp University Center auditorium. Admittance is free.

For more information, call (423)439-8587 or visit etsu.edu/martin

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