When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine's Chief of Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. A few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's Shari'a (Islamic law) courts. The Judge offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud -her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. The film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine -custody of children, divorce, abuse- while offering a look at the life for women and Shari'a. 82 minutes.
Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00pm
Z. Smith Reynolds Library, 404
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106