The Judge

The Judge

Thursday 21 March, 6.30pm | Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow

Friday 22 March, 10.00am | Scotland Street Museum, Glasgow

Director: Erika Cohn
USA, Palestine, 76 mins, English, Palestinian languages with English subtitles
Showing Shari’a law in a way we’ve never seen before, through the story of the first ever female judge in Palestine’s religious courts.

In 2009, with the support of a progressive Sheikh, Kholoud became the first woman Shari’a judge in the Middle East with her appointment to a Palestinian Shari’a court in the West Bank. She dispenses justice in domestic and family affairs like marriage, divorce, abuse, and child custody, which have always leaned heavily in favour of men. With unique access to these courts, The Judge presents an unfolding vérité legal drama, with rare insight into both Islamic law and gendered justice in the Middle East.

Venue: Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow
Thu 21 March, 6.30pm

Venue: Scotland Street Museum, Glasgow
Fri 22 March, 10.00am