The Speed Sisters - Racing in Ramallah
From: Polly Fields
'The Speed Sisters’ are the West Bank's first, and only, all-female, Palestinian racing team. They have become serious competitors on the West Bank's growing street-car racing scene, that stretches across the battle-scarred towns of Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem and Hebron. These young women train alongside macho Palestinian men under the gaze of Israeli military watchtowers, and embrace Ramallah’s burgeoning nightlife. I follow these women in this occupied territory, as they try to live somewhere on the bridge between the Palestinian culture they respect, and the modern, secular lifestyle they desire.
Winner of International Red Cross Young Reporter Award (not yet broadcast on any network)