The Judge


The Main 5 Sun, Apr 22, 2018 7:30 PM
The Main 5 Wed, Apr 25, 2018 5:00 PM
The Main 5 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Spotlight Competition Award
Best of Fest
Culture & Society
Human Rights
Social Justice
Women Directors
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:76 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Film Collaborative
Director:Erika Cohn
Producer:Erika Cohn
Geralyn Dreyfous
Amber Fares
Diana Lady Dougan
Sara Maamrouri
Cinematographer:Amber Fares
Editor:Sara Maamouri
Ken Schneider
Composer:Omar Fadel


“If I can’t achieve justice for myself, I can’t achieve justice for others.” Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih’s words pierce through the screen as she reflects on the challenges that come with her truly unique position. In Erika Cohn’s new documentary, Al-Faqih becomes the first woman to be appointed as a judge in the Muslim Shari’a courts in the Middle East.

Facing an uphill battle, we follow Al-Faqih as she advocates for women’s rights and fights for her own place in the courts. While her achievements are nothing short of incredible, Al-Faqih’s story echoes the voices of populations of women who have been limited to particular societal roles that now reflect on the inconsistencies of modern times. Throughout The Judge, Al-Faqih questions and combats the traditions that have kept those before her from achieving their goals, and in many cases from justice itself.

Director Biography

Erika Cohn Erika Cohn founded Idle Wild Films, Inc., in 2013 which has since produced a broad range of content, including three feature documentaries. In 2015, she co-directed the Emmy award winning film In Football We Trust ('15) and her film When Voices Fade (’10), earned her a Director’s Guild of America award.



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