Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Director: Johan Eriksson ~ Film run time: 58 min. ~ Style: documentary ~ Year released: 2014 ~ Language: English; Arabic with subtitles
Free. Open to the public. No tickets required
The young Palestinians embark on an eventful journey along the road to Silverstone racing circuit (Northamptonshire, England), enduring nerve-wracking and heartbreaking moments at the Rafah border crossing to Egypt to get out of Gaza for the first time in their lives. The racers from Khan Younis Training College in Gaza find Silverstone, where they must now overcome their fear of their opponents as they roll up to the starting line.
The Palestinian team battles nerves and mishaps as they prepare to be judged by engineers from Formula One teams and the automobile industry looking for new talent. The Palestinian team, assessed alongside engineering students from top universities, makes a strong impression on the judges and fellow competitors, where they get the biggest cheers of the day and win the hearts of the British racing community.