Questions for the Racing Team (Betty, Noor and Mona):
Q1: As a decorated racing veteran - what’s your favorite part of the race?
Betty: My favorite part of the race is when I am racing and speeding, and I have good time beating the boys. Beating men's time is a great feeling cause this sport is known for male, but as a woman I love proving that we can kick ass.
Q2: What’s been your proudest racing moment?
Mona: I think I have a lot of proud moments when I drive because I always have new things happen. I spend half of my life driving my car, and always I feel free and happy. When I drive, and I feel no one can pass me especially when I drive too fast.
Q3: You’re a competitor in all sports - Olympic swim team, National soccer team and now racing. What motivates you?
Noor: It’s just something I love to do. It’s like a part of me needs to get it done! It's my passion and what I enjoy the most. What really makes me happy is sports! It’s just something inside of me since i was young that makes me want to do it.
Q4: What advice would you give to women and girls all over the world?
Betty: To all the women around the world - if you want a happy life tie to it to a dream or a goal...not to people or things.
Mona: I would like to tell all the women in the world and in Palestine...drive! Don't be scared because you can be happy when you drive. Come to join us in the races and we can beat them all,. Know that we are equal and if we want to do something and put it in our minds - we can do it.
Noor: My advice to women is to do what they love, and if it’s a dream...they want should follow their dreams till they get it. Live it proudly and show the world women are brave and strong and determined!
Questions for the Director (Amber Fares):
Q1: Have you been tempted to get behind the wheel and race since starting this project?
I have thought about trying it! I might still.
Q2: What’s surprised you the most during the filming of Speed Sisters?
Q3: What’s your next project?
I'm not sure what my next project is yet! I need to finish this one first!!
Q4: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned from this directorial experience?
I think patience is the most valuable thing I have learned (though I don't always practice it). Things will always come around as they should, no need to force anything :)
Thanks to Amber, Betty, Mona and Noor for doing the interview. I'm looking forward to seeing Speed Sisters on the big screen!