The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.
Screened as part of TOAFF16
Yazan, a 13 year old boy living in a Palestinian refugee camp, doesn’t want to live in fear of the patrolling Israeli soldiers anymore so he creates a poster telling his story – but will they listen?
Palestinian and Israeli activists, led by a fearless women’s contingent, mount nonviolent protests against Israel’s expropriation of their West Bank land.
Screened as part of TOAFF12
A Palestinian farmer turned filmmaker chronicles nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army in the West Bank.
Beyond the Screen
Palcrafts is a registered charity that aims to relieve poverty for Palestinians by providing a sustainable source of income and also to raise awareness in the UK of Palestinian issues. This is done through maintaining a small resource centre with books, DVDs and magazines, and also through educational meetings with Palestinian speakers and recent visitors to the Middle East.
SPSC is an independent, non-governmental and non-party political organisation with members from many communities across Scotland. We represent people in Scotland from all faiths and political parties, who have come together to work for justice for the Palestinian people. SPSC was established to campaign for Palestinian rights, including the right to self-determination and the right of return, and to oppose Israel’s occupation and violations of international law.
Promotes knowledge and understanding of the Palestinian people in their religious and cultural diversity.
Provides a network for organisations concerned with nonviolent resolutions to Israeli/Palestinian issues and to encourage mutual support and dialogue.
Influences public discussions in Scotland of issues relating to a just and secure sharing of the land of Israel and Palestine among the people.