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THE JUDGE + Q&A

Dir: Erika Cohn
Palestine, State of / United States / 2017 / 82mins

‘[Judge Kholoud] emerges as someone who’s no threat to religious law, but who’s a real problem for patriarchy.’ New York Times

Confronting institutionalised sexism within an established, traditional court of law is no easy task – especially in the Middle East. However the remarkably courageous, undeniably talented Judge Kholoud did it anyway – becoming the first woman judge to be appointed to the Shari’a law courts in Palestine.

Tracing her tireless fight for justice for women The Judge tells Kholoud’s incredible story. Providing rare insight into the complexities of Shari’a law and how it manifests within local judicial proceedings, the film illuminates universal conflict through the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unfettered look at life for women and Shari’a.

The screening on Fri 23 Nov will be followed by a director Q&A.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 23 Nov 2018 - Sun 25 Nov 2018
Price: EVENT £12.50 (£10 CONCESSIONS)
Friday 23rd November
18:30
Saturday 24th November
20:30
Sunday 25th November
16:00

The Judge opens with a Q&A on Fri 23 Nov and will screen daily from Sat 24 Nov - check back for more dates and times.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.