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SPEED SISTERS

Dir Amber Fares

Meet the real-life counterparts to MIA’s Bad Girls video: the first all-female team of racing car drivers in the Middle East. In her slick feature-length debut, director Amber Fares introduces five women who have chosen to put pedal to the metal in occupied Palestine, amping up the drama by presenting them as reality TV-style “types” – the princess, the underdog, the rebel… After watching them casually burn up the tarmac in front of an all-male audience, train alongside trigger-happy Israeli soldiers, confront biased officials and scandalise their grandparents, you’ll probably have a favourite (mine was tomboy Noor) – plus a new understanding of the realities of life for Palestinian women.

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Channel 4’s Anna Richardson (Revenge Porn, Super Shoppers) talks exclusively to DIVA about her recent work, labels, biphobia and her relationship with Sue Perkins, in our in-depth interview. Also in this issue: - Susan Calman’s last column (for now) - Foodie and campaigner Jack Monroe on becoming a vegan parent - DIVA discovers Canada’s remote lesbian hot-spot - Why did Gayle Newland get 8 years for disguising her gender from her girlfriend? - Wedding style special: what to wear and how to plan yours - Disabled lesbian and bi women challenge stereotypes - Music showcase: ones to watch from the urban underground scene - Book extract: Shamim Sharif’s Cold War romance, Despite The Falling Snow - Trans rights campaigner Juno Roche on life as a bi trans woman with HIV Plus all the very best in life, scene, books, film, music and TV.
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