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Arabic Film Series: The Judge

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

Event Type

Arts & Entertainment, Film


Academics, Middle East & South Asia Studies

Target Audience

Faculty, Students



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