The film follows the Middle East’s first all-female speed racing team as the five women battle movement restrictions, Israeli military checkpoints and one another for the right to compete in the male-dominated Palestinian racing circuit held between cities on the West Bank.
Produced by Fares, Avi Goldstein and Jessica Devaney, the doc made its international debut at the 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in April before screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest. It will next screen at Melbourne’s International Film Festival in August.
The distribution deal was brokered by Vesna Cudic, Dogwoof’s head of TV sales, and the film’s producers.
“We were really drawn to the energy and passion Dogwoof brings to documentary sales and the way their team is committed to working in partnership with filmmakers for the success of each film,” said Fares in a statement. “Dogwoof’s approach is in sync with our distribution and impact goals for Speed Sisters.”