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The Judge
76min. Directed by Erika Cohn.
Starring
Various


The Judge, a documentary from filmmaker Erika Cohn, provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. 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. With the help of a progressive Sheik, Kholoud became the first woman judge in the Shari’a courts. The Judge offers a unique portrait of Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women under Shari’a law. The screening of The Judge is supported by C-Ville Weekly.


Presented as part of the VFF at Violet Crown series in partnership with Virginia Film Festival.





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The Judge
76min. Directed by Erika Cohn.
Starring
Various


The Judge, a documentary from filmmaker Erika Cohn, provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. 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. With the help of a progressive Sheik, Kholoud became the first woman judge in the Shari’a courts. The Judge offers a unique portrait of Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women under Shari’a law. The screening of The Judge is supported by C-Ville Weekly.


Presented as part of the VFF at Violet Crown series in partnership with Virginia Film Festival.





Tue, Jun 19th 






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Change location
Austin | Santa Fe