The film provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims. Director Erika Cohn, who will present the film, tells her story through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts, Kholoud Al-Faqih. We see her fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends and family. In the process, we also see some of the conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine – custody of children, divorce, abuse – while giving an uncensored look at life for women under Shari’a law.
Available By Cash Sale Only
Chapter One Bookstore Feb. 1
Magic Lantern Cinemas: Feb. 27 – March 3
$60 for all five films