Expected to Attend: Director Erika Cohn

US PREMIERE In Palestine’s West Bank, Kholoud Al-Faqih is the first woman judge appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts. In this courtroom drama, we witness how she applies the law, sometimes with a different emphasis than her male colleagues. We also see the resistance she faces, along with her male counterpart, a progressive Sheik. Al Faqih is a charming figure who marshals her savvy and determination to navigate a world full of obstacles.




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Director: Erika Cohn
Producer: Erika Cohn
Cinematographer: Amber Fares
Editor: Sara Maamouri, Ken Schneider
Music: Omar Fadel
Running Time: 81
Language: Arabic, English
Country: USA
Year: 2017