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Salem Film Fest 2018

THE JUDGE

Directed by Erika Cohn

Palestine via USA / 2017 / 82 mins / Arabic, English with English subtitles / New England Premiere

THE JUDGE

PEM Morse Auditorium
Sunday, March 25, 4:50pm

Description

The religious Shari’a courts of Islam ban women from adjudicating domestic and family matters. Kholoud Al-Faqih, a criminal lawyer who has drawn the support of a progressive Sheik, challenges over 1,000 years of tradition with her appointment as the first woman judge to sit on a West Bank Palestinian Shari’a court. The film follows Kholoud inside and outside the courtroom as she redefines how Shari’a law treats women despite attempts to marginalize and demote her.

Dates & Times

THE JUDGE

PEM Morse Auditorium
Sunday, March 25, 4:50pm

Sponsors

Shelley Sackett