Coming to theatres tomorrow, Friday, April 13:
DOC NYC, IDFA, One World, Tempo Doc, CPH:DOX, Salem, Full Frame, San Francisco, Cleveland, Calgary Underground
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.