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The Judge | Documentary Screening
November 9, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. Just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts. Her story offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud: her brave journey as a lawyer and her tireless fight for justice for women.
The Judge provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through Judge Kholoud’s eyes. The film also illuminates the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women and Shari’a.
Doors open: 6:15pm | Film begins: 7:00pm
FREE + OPEN to the PUBLIC | beverages available for purchase
“In its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another as its follows an ambitious, tough-minded and cheerful social revolutionary”
— THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“The film showcases Faqih’s tireless fight for justice for women, while illuminating universal domestic conflicts including child custody, divorce and spousal abuse.”
— THE GUARDIAN
“[Judge Kholoud] emerges as someone who’s no threat to religious law, but who’s a real problem for patriarchy.”
— NEW YORK TIMES