PBS - Independent Lens: The Judge (2018)
WEB-DL | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3000 Kbps | 1 h 20 min | 1.75 GiB
Audio: English AAC 93.4 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: EnglishGenre: Documentary
Showing Shari’a law in a way we've never seen before–through the story of the first-ever female judge in Palestine’s religious courts–The Judge is portrait of a remarkable woman who overcame a male-dominated tradition to change minds. Middle East religious courts, including the Shari’a courts of Islam which adjudicate domestic and family matters, have traditionally banned women from serving as judges – until Kholoud Al-Faqih dared challenge that history. In 2009, with the support of a progressive Sheikh, Kholoud became the first woman Shari’a judge in the Middle East with her appointment to a Palestinian Shari’a court in the West Bank.