Feminism | Posted by Angela Liu on 03/9/2017

The Fight Against the Single Story: ‘Speed Sisters’ Amber Fares and Rabab Haj Yahya on Sisterhood, Resilience, and the Importance of Human Connection

Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters

Being the first takes courage. Putting yourself in a position of vulnerability, stepping out of your comfort zone, and risking failure can be terrifying—but also hugely rewarding. It’s an experience five women in Palestine who formed the Middle East’s first completely female race-car-driving team know well—and one at the center of the documentary Speed Sisters, which tracks the team’s journey over the course of two racing seasons, as they strive to better themselves, each other, and their communities.

When I watched Speed Sisters, I was amazed at how easily I connected with each of the characters even though they live half a world away from me. The film’s unique authenticity and warmth is in huge part thanks to the collaboration of two women: director and producer Amber …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 08/17/2013

Saturday Vids: Comics Undressed

Today is the last day to back “Comics Undressed” on Kickstarter. Here’s a video about the documentary and a description below. Help them out!

Comics, heralded as a white heterosexual masculine medium, has in fact a diverse range of contributors, many of whom are women, non-white, and/or do not conform to the binary constructs of sexual or gender identity. However, such voices often go unrecognized or are demeaned in mainstream media. Moreover, the lack of equal economic opportunities for a wide range of creators stifles the output of our culturally diverse society, which in turn is reflected in negative or absent portrayals of women, queers, and people of color in the content of the medium itself.

The Ladydrawers documentary Comics Undressed is an ambitious project with the primary aim …

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