With MIPCOM 2016 kicking off today, we are proud to announce a slew of global TV sales, in addition to the confirmed all rights and SVOD deals.
Dogwoof jumps in the driver’s seat with Amber Fares’s exciting new documentary feature SPEED SISTERS to handle all international sales (excluding North American), across all platforms. Speed Sisters - directed and produced by Amber Fares, produced by Avi Goldstein and Jessica Devaney - is the exhilarating, high speed story of the first all-woman car racing team in the Middle East.
Speed Sisters made its International Premiere at Toronto Hot Docs and European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The next screening will be at the beginning of August at the Melbourne International Film Festival before arriving at other leading festivals around the world.
“A spirited, crowd-pleasing portrait.” – Indiewire
“An eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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.
We are very happy to confirm 5 Dogwoof titles will be screening at this years Melbourne International Film Festival!
Established in 1952, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is one of the oldest film festivals in the world and the most significant screen event in Australia. An iconic Melbourne event, the festival takes place annually in the heart of the city, presenting an acclaimed screening program alongside industry and celebratory events and we are so happy to present the 5 films, 4 of which are Australian Premieres.
See the selection below:
A Film by MARC SILVER
98' | USA | 2015 | HD
In broad daylight in Jacksonville, a white man opened fire at a car full of unarmed teenagers and then fled. Three bullets hit 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who died at the scene. Arrested the next day, Michael Dunn claimed he shot in self-defense. Thus began the extraordinary journey of unraveling the truth. Read more.
Sundance 2015 Winner:
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact
A Film by MATTHEW HEINEMAN
98’| USA | 2015 | HD
With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Read more.
Double Sundance Award Winner:
U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Cinematography, Directing Award: U.S. Documentary
A Film by SACHA JENKINS
82’ | U.S.A. | 2014 | HD
FRESH DRESSED is the fascinating chronicle of hip-hop, urban fashion, and the hustle that brought oversized pants and graffiti-drenched jackets from the New York discount markets to high fashion's catwalks and shopping malls all around the world. Featuring industry insiders such Kanye West, Nas, and Pharrell Williams. Read more.
A Film by Kim Longinotto
98’ | UK. | 2014 | HD
DREAMCATCHER takes us into a hidden world through the eyes of one of its survivors: Brenda Myers-Powell. A former teenage prostitute who worked the streets of Chicago, Brenda defied the odds to become a powerful advocate for change in her community.
Sundance Directing Award 2015
A Film by Amber Fares
80’ | USA/Palestine. | 2015 | HD
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They're bold. They're fearless. And they're tearing up tracks all over Palestine.