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The Judge


Manuel Pacheo Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 130
1500 E. University Blvd.
85719 Tucson , AZ


Wed, 10/02/2019 - 7:00pm


From IndieWire

The Muslim Shari’a courts in the Middle East have excluded women for centuries, and the influential religious legal system has never appointed a woman as a judge — until Kholoud Al-Faqih came along. The Palestinian lawyer tells her story in Erika Cohn’s new documentary “The Judge”....

Cohn’s film follows Al-Faqih through her ongoing advocacy for women’s rights, providing a closeup look at the way she navigates personal and professional struggles while working her way up through the court system. She’s driven by several causes at once. “If I can’t achieve justice for myself, I can’t achieve justice for others,” she says in the film.

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Erika Cohn

Arabic (with English subtitles) & English

76 min

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