september, 2018

30sep12:00 pm3:00 pmThe Judgea conversation with filmmaker Erika Cohn will follow the screeningThe Loft at Westwood UMCCountry:USA

Event Details

Join us for a FREE community screening of THE JUDGE. A conversation with Emmy award winning director, Erika Cohn will follow the screening.

This flim features a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih, who 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 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. With unparalleled access to the courts, THE JUDGE presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice. 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 and Shari’a.

For more info visit the flim’s website.

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

Location

The Loft at Westwood UMC

10497 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024

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