The Judge
DirectorErika Cohn
ProductionUSA, Palestine
Duration81 Min


Faqih´s life changes forever when she becomes the first female Sharia judge in the Middle East. Islamic jurisprudence has traditionally been a stronghold of male dominancy but suddenly something is moving. We follow Faqih in her daily routine at work and at home, where she has her own family to take care of. Her role provokes a fundamental discussion about access to education, gender based discrimination and systematic violation of gender rights in Islamic countries. In a society where men rule by law, the film shows us the huge number of obstacles that Kholoud needs to confront. At the same time, she becomes an inspiring figure to all women, giving us confidence that change is possible and already on the way, breaking the stereotype that depicts Muslim women as powerless.


GERMAN PREMIERE 22.09.2018, 20:00 Hackesche Höfe Kino Tickets 23.09.2018, 16:00 Sputnik Kino Tickets