Screening of THE JUDGE


May 8, 2018 6:30 pm

Blank Rome LLP

NYWBA’s International Women’s Rights Committee, NYWBA’s Diversity Committee,
WBASNY’s International Women’s Rights Committee, WBASNY’s Diversity Committee,
Arab American Bar Association, Muslim Bar Association of New York, and
the National Association of Women Judges

Present a Screening of a New Documentary Film:

Women. Justice. Islam.

Featuring: Amal Oummih, Esq. of the Oummih Law Group, PLLC

This feature-length documentary chronicles the life of Kholoud Al-Faqih, covering her appointment as the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a courts, her first years as a judge, and her tenacious ability to maintain her position despite attempts to marginalize and demote her. Through Kholoud’s eyes, the film examines the religious and legal stipulations between men and women according to Shari’a law, relaying how the worst aspects of misinterpreted Shari’a laws reflect a tragic misogyny – rape, beatings, and polygamy – stemming from misconstrued ignorance of the Qur’an. As Kholoud’s most compelling cases develop in gripping cinema verite style, the film reveals precisely the kinds of misinterpretations of Shari’a law that Kholoud now has the power to correct.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 8, 2018,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Blank Rome LLP
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave., NYC
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