The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the gritty Palestinian street car-racing scene.
Giuseppe Marinoni found his calling when he transitioned from champion cyclist to master bike craftsman. But after years hunched over toxic fumes, at age 75 Marinoni is attempting the world hour record for his age group.
When he created the Elite modeling agency in the 1970s, John Casablancas invented the concept of the "supermodel." If names like Naomi, Cindy, or Kate are part of popular culture today, it's mostly his doing.
A timely New Yorker article about Manfred Kirchheimer's We Were So Beloved (which recently screened at MOMA) discussed how many more Jews could have been saved were it not for the U.S.'s immigration quotas.
Nevertheless, She Persisted
Laura Dekker, the youngest person to sail around the world alone, and the subject of the inspiring Maidentrip, made Film School Reject's list of The Persistent Women of Cinema, which highlights women who refused to take no for an answer.