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Meet the Speed Sisters: Winners of the Latest Art for Freedom Grant

The latest freedom fighters chosen to receive an Art for Freedom grant are Amber Fares and the Speed Sisters—a documentary about the Middle East’s first all women motor racing team. Against a backdrop of social and political upheaval, it presents an...

by VICE Staff
Dec 6 2013, 9:09pm

Photo by the Speed Sisters, Art for Freedom grant winners

In September, Madonna and VICE launched Art for Freedom, a global digital initiative campaign designed to fuel free speech—to respond, address and protest persecution and discrimination around the world. Each day we feature an artwork that speaks to human rights; each month Madonna donates $10,000 to a non-profit organization of one feature artist's choice. 

The winner for November, announced on Friday, is Amber Fares for Speed Sisters, a film she is making about the Middle East's first all-women motor racing team, which has come together in the occupied West Bank:

Art for Freedom launched in September 2013 with guerrilla screenings of Madonna and Steven Klein’s 17-minute film secretprojectrevolution in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, London, Berlin, Toronto, Rome, Paris, Jericho, Rio de Janeiro, and Tel Aviv.

To get involved, submit your artwork to the Art for Freedom website and/or by tagging your social posts with #artforfreedom.