Ablution

United States | 2017 | 15 min • Narrative Short

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The Judge
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 6 Sun, Feb 24 10:20 AM
"The Judge" provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. 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, Kholoud became the first woman judge in the Shari’a courts. "The Judge" offers a unique portrait of Kholoud — 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, 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 under Shari’a law.
The Judge
Harkins Sedona 6 - Theatre 6 Tue, Feb 26 4:20 PM
"The Judge" provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. 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, Kholoud became the first woman judge in the Shari’a courts. "The Judge" offers a unique portrait of Kholoud — 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, 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 under Shari’a law.
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Short
Release Year:2017
Run Time:15
Production Country:United States
Original Language:Arabic
English
Trailer:https://youtu.be/skLpJXHdLn8
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Omar Al Dakheel
Cast:Jay Abdo
Omar Al Dakheel
Austin Mackinnon
Producer(s):Omar Al Dakheel
Itai Forman
Xing-Mai Deng
Screenwriter:Omar Al Dakheel

Description

The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

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