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The Judge (2018)

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The Judge provides rare insight into Shari'a law (Islamic law), an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's religious courts. The film intimately portrays Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih's trials and tribulations in achieving justice for women within the Shari'a courts of the West Bank, detailing in verité courtroom drama the resistance that she and her male counterpart, a progressive Sheik, face daily.

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Al-Faqih is a role model, and Cohn makes a strong case for her.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Although Faqih speaks eloquently about women's rights and what she stands for, a bit more personal introspection might have been illuminating.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"The Judge" lays out facts while avoiding making easy judgments about how Palestinian men view and treat women.

April 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

People who need a fair-minded adjudicator like Kholoud Al-Faqih and are fortunate to have her.

April 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Erika Cohn's documentary could have delved deeper at key points, but in its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another...

April 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Ms. al-Faqih's likely Sisyphean battle to reach her position feels insufficiently underlined. Her mettle is on full view, though...

April 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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