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Dundee Women's Festival -'THE JUDGE', An Award Winning Documentary Film

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PLEASE NOTE THE INITIAL DATE AND TIME OF THIS EVENT FROM THE DUNDEE WOMEN'S FESTIVAL PROGRAMME HAS CHANGED. IT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2019, 12PM.

Amina Muslim Womens Resource Centre and Dundee University Islamic Society bring you a brand new Documentary Film, The Judge, as part of Dundee Womens Festival's 'Hearing Women's Voices'.

When she was a young lawyer, Kholoud Al-Faqih walked into the office of Palestine’s Chief Justice and announced that 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 in the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic Law) courts.

Award-winning feature documentary THE JUDGE offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud, her brave journey as a lawyer, and her tireless fight for justice for women.

With unparalleled access to the courts, THE JUDGE presents an unfolding verite legal drama, with 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 and Shari’a.

Check out the film trailer here.

We will also be introducing our own short animation 'Cos I'm a girl to a Dundee audience for the first time, and we will be joined by the animator, Nicole Munogee, along with some spokeswomen to discuss the topics raised by both films.

Any questions, please contact info@mwrc.org.uk or call our office on 01382 787450 on a weekday between 10am and 2pm.

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