Tuesday, February 20, 2018
THE JUDGE plays PORT JEFFERSON DOCUMENTARY SERIES April 2nd
LOCATION: Long Island Museum, Gillespie Rm.
1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, New York, 11790
TICKET PRICES: $7.00 general admission, tickets@ door (No credit cards please!)
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.
Sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson/ Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, the Port Jefferson documentary Series brings directors, producers or stars of each film into the theater for an up-close and personal question-and-answer session. Our guest speaker will be the director, Erika Cohn.
Running Time: 76 minutes; Year: 2017; Country: Palestine; Language: Arabic, subtitles in English
PORT JEFFERSON DOCUMENTARY SERIES (www.portjeffdocumentaryseries.com) is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo
and the New York State Legislature and by the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs, Steve Bellone, County Executive