Brought together by a common desire to live life on their own terms, five determined women – Marah, Betty, Noor, Mona and Maysoon – have joined the ranks of dozens of male drivers, competing against each other for the title, for bragging rights for their hometown, and to prove that women can go head to head with the guys.
Reigning champion, 19-year-old Marah is from Jenin, one of the most socially conservative and economically depressed cities and in Palestine. She is driven to succeed by the desire to represent Palestine on the world stage. With the tireless support of her family, she has pushed boundaries and garnered the widespread support of her community. Riding high as the celebrated women’s champion, she finds herself challenged by the unpredictability of rules on the track – and the rules of her life beyond.
Glamorous and fiercely determined, Betty quickly becomes the face of racing in Palestine. Caught in a flurry of media attention, she builds a name for herself while taking the Palestinian racing circuit by storm. Hailing from a wealthy family of racers, Betty is set on claiming her place in her family’s legacy as racing champions.
As team manager, Maysoon looks out for the girls on and off the track. She does her best to keep the team together, and advocates for them in the face of questionable decisions by the racing officials. Despite family pressures and many suitors, she is determined to marry only on her own terms.
A natural athlete, Noor carries herself with style, but rarely finishes, let alone wins, a race. She just can’t seem to memorize the route. While often lost, she is a powerful force behind the wheel and is determined to find a way to channel her strength and skill.
Mona broke ground as one of the first female racers in Palestine. The free spirit of the group, Mona races for fun, not to win. When not on the track, she’s often found hanging out in garages fixing her accident-prone car with the guys. Despite her carefree attitude, a wedding engagement could find her hanging up her racing helmet for good.
Gender inequality is one major piece of the discriminations facing Muslim women today. These ladies are coming together to fight their way to the top, all while supporting each other.
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