The Judge

Director:Erika Cohn
Premiere:8. March 2018
Length:81 minutes

Category: Right to Know

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.



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