The Judge

The Judge

Join us for Rough Cuts in March:

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
7:00 – Reception (Complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
7:30 p.m. – Screening
Free admission!

Board Room
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Sponsored by KQED's "Truly CA"

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, March 7th to

The Judge
Directed by Erika Cohn

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, in a land where women rarely ascend to the highest ranks of governance, Al-Faqih became the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East's Shari'a courts.

"The Judge" offers a mesmerizing portrait of Al-Faqih—her brave journey as a lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits with clients, friends, and family. In the process, Erika Cohn's 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 (or Islamic) law.

Moderator: Linda Davis

Linda Davis
Linda Davis is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who produced "The Force," a verite look inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. She also produced "The Kill Team," about a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to report war crimes committed by his platoon, which won Best Documentary Feature at Tribeca in 2013; and "The Waiting Room," a verite portrait of a day in the life at a public hospital in Oakland, California, which received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best documentary.


Sponsored by:

Doc Fest

"Truly CA" is KQED's showcase for independently produced documentaries about the Golden State.

"Truly CA" is broadcast year-round on KQED. If you miss an episode, don't despair: You can watch the film online on YouTube.

For more information about the series, visit Facebook


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