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Film: The Judge

Join us for a free screening of the award-winning documentary The Judge in partnership with the Museum of Boulder.

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. Just a few years later, Kholoud became the first woman judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts. Her story offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud: her brave journey as a lawyer and her tireless fight for justice for women.

The Judge provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through Judge Kholoud’s eyes. The film also illuminates the domestic life of Palestine—custody of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for women and Shari’a.

Doors open: 6:15pm  | Film begins: 7:00pm

FREE + OPEN to the PUBLIC | beverages available for purchase

“In its engaging fashion it strikes one inspirational note after another as its follows an ambitious, tough-minded and cheerful social revolutionary”
— THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“The film showcases Faqih’s tireless fight for justice for women, while illuminating universal domestic conflicts including child custody, divorce and spousal abuse.”
— THE GUARDIAN

“[Judge Kholoud] emerges as someone who’s no threat to religious law, but who’s a real problem for patriarchy.”
— NEW YORK TIMES

The movie begins at 7pm but join us at 6:15pm for a reception at the Museum (2205 Broadway at Pine, Boulder) with Middle Eastern appetizers (no charge) and beverages available for purchase. You are welcome to remain after the film for discussion (around 8:30pm). 

We’ll have an array of Palestinian items available for purchase including award-winning olive oil, spice mix Za’atar, handmade embroidered cloths, purses and scarves, khafiyehs, and olive oil soap….all to support refugees and artisans in Palestine. 

The evening is FREE however donations will graciously be accepted. 

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