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Film Screening: The Judge

  • Unitarian Church Meeting House 99 Osmond Terrace Norwood, SA, 5067 Australia (map)

Film screening:

The Judge

Adelaide, SA

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THE JUDGE provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.

When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced she wanted to join the bench. He laughed at her. But just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge in the Shari’a courts.

THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Kholoud—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. In the process, the film illuminates some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women under Shari’a law.

Tickets $15 / $12 - purchase online or at door.

Full details on WEBSITE

Hosted by the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan.


[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Earlier Event: April 17
Palestinian Prisoners' Day