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.
In conjunction with its theatrical release, Film Sprout launched The Judge on a national grassroots tour in Spring and Fall 2018.