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.
WINNER of the Best Bay Area Documentary Feature at the 2018 San Francisco Film Festival, Official Selection of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival – also featured on PBS Independent Lens. Directed by Erika Cohn.
“[Judge Kholoud] emerges as someone who’s no threat to religious law, but who’s a real problem for patriarchy.”-New York Times
Watch the trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5VNYkwjG30
“In its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another as it follows an ambitious, tough-minded and cheerful social revolutionary.”–The Hollywood Reporter
“The film showcases Faqih’s tireless fight for justice for women…”–The Guardian
Benefit for the Middle East Children’s Alliance, wheelchair accessible