The Judge

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  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2017
  • Running time: 76 min
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. But just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge to be appointed to the... read more
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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. But just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts. THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. With unparalleled access to the courts, THE JUDGE presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice. 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 and Shari’a.

Original Release

09/10/2017

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Directors

Erika Cohn

Producers

Geralyn White Dreyfous Executive Producer
Diana Dougan Executive Producer
Erika Cohn Producer
Nicole Docta Producer
Amber Fares Producer
Mark Lipson Producer
Sara Maamouri Producer

Editors

Sara Maamouri, Ken Schneider

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