Event Details

Film: THE JUDGE with Director, Erika Cohn

Date: April 2nd, 2018
Venue: The Long Island Museum
Address: 1200 Route 25A
City: Stony Brook
Organization: Port Jefferson Documentary Series
Time: 07:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Price: $7 at the door (no credit cards, please)
Age: 16+
Website: http://portjeffdocumentaryseries.com
Phone: 631-473-5220


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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. 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 legal drama, providing 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 under Shari’a.


Time: 76 minutes
GUEST SPEAKER: Erika Cohn, Director
*And introducing our new “Cinema&Chardonnay” feature at The Long Island Museum! Grab a glass of wine for only $5 before the film!
**Series passes on sale at: portjeffdocumentaryseries.com