Director: Erika Cohn
There are many stories about what it is like to be a woman in Islamic society; but just one story about what it is like when a Palestinian woman becomes the first female sharia law judge.
Kholoud Al-Faqih has never hidden her ambitions. But when she became the first female sharia law judge in the Islamic world, her life took a new turn. No other woman has ever been able to make it so far in a highly patriarchal society. Her work opens a discussion in Palestinian society about equal access to education, gender-based violence and systemic discrimination. Kholoud is a relentless fighter not only for her own rights, but also for the rights of those whose voices are not heard. This film portrait offers a valuable insight into the world of traditional Islamic society and the changes it is currently undergoing.