In Theatres: THE JUDGE

Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, April 13:
THE JUDGE

Director:
Erika Cohn

Premiere:
Toronto 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, IDFA, One World, Tempo Doc, CPH:DOX, Salem, Full Frame, San Francisco, Cleveland, Calgary Underground

About:
A portrait of a pioneering woman in the male dominated world of Islamic law.

The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In Palestine’s West Bank, Kholoud Al-Faqih is the first woman judge appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts. In this courtroom drama, the audience witnesses how she applies the law – sometimes with a different emphasis than her male colleagues – as well as the resistance she faces, along with her male counterpart, a progressive Sheik. Al Faqih is a charming figure who marshals her savvy and determination to navigate a world full of obstacles.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Documentary, Film, Recommendations, Releases

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s