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The Judge PG
Director: Erika Cohn
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 81 minLanguage: English, Arabic with English subtitles

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As a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih approached the Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. But in just a few years, Kholoud became the first woman judge to be appointed in the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts. THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer and her tireless fight for justice for women in the areas of child custody, divorce and abuse- all while offering an unvarnished look at life for women and Shari’a.

With unparalleled access to the courts, The Judge also gives rare insight into Shari’a law, an often-misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first female judge.