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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 to be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts.

WINNER of the Best Bay Area Documentary Feature at the 2018 San Francisco Film Festival, Official Selection of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival – also featured on PBS Independent Lens. Directed by Erika Cohn.

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

Thursday, January 24, 7pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street
(near downtown Berkeley bart!)

Tickets $15, $25, $50, available through Eventbrite

Watch the trailer:

“In its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another as it follows an ambitious, tough-minded and cheerful social revolutionary.”
—The Hollywood Reporter

“The film showcases Faqih’s tireless fight for justice for women…”
—The Guardian

Benefit for the Middle East Children’s Alliance, wheelchair accessible
For info: 510-548-0542, [email protected]