Speed Sisters (2015, Amber Fares)

Categories: 2015 and Movies.

This is an entertaining and captivating documentary about the Palestinian women’s car racing team, who supply their own cars, who race against men (and each other) and who practice in empty parkling lots and on local streets. Racing in Palestine is (I believe) unlike anything else in the world, as the races have to be designed for the circumstances, so it’s all about turning around cones and going the correct direction (without signs to tell you which way that is, so the driver has to memorize the route) on an open paved area. The film catpures what is like to Read More

Hell Runs on Gasoline (2015, Martin Bureau)

Categories: 2015 and Movies.

This is an extraordinary 7 minute film about something I was utterly unaware of: the absolutely insane, free-for-all racing in Saint-Felicien, Quebec. I cannot begin to describe how nuts this race is, or how well this short captures the chaos. Basically, I practically wanted to go for one of these races by the time the film was over. Really cool. 9/10 Read More