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The Judge


The Judge provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's religious courts: Kholoud Al-FaqihThe film offers a unique portrait of Kholoud -- her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. 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 under Shari'a law.
Director Erika Cohn joins us for a live Q & A immediately following the screening.


  • Erika Cohn

    Director / Producer

  • Geralyn Dreyfous, Diana Lady Dougan, Barbara Dobkin, Patty Quillin, Sally Jo Fifer, Lois Vossen

    Executive Producers

  • Jennifer Jordan, Sara Maamouri, Amber Fares, Mark Lipson


  • Mark Lipson

    Post Production Supervisor

  • Sabreen Taha, May Odeh

    Field Producer

  • Michael Kinomoto

    Supervising Producer for ITVS

  • Nicole Docta, Natasha Atalla

    Associate Producers

  • Sara Maamouri, Ken Schneider


  • Amber Fares


  • Omar Fadel


  • Kholoud Al-Faqih and Family


July 9, 2020
Thu 8:00 PM CDT

Duration 2H 0M

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