Magazine article Screen International

Together Films Takes UK Rights to Female Shari'a Lawmaker Doc 'The Judge'

Magazine article Screen International

Together Films Takes UK Rights to Female Shari'a Lawmaker Doc 'The Judge'

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The film offers insight into the systems of the Shari’a court.

‘The Judge’

Specialist UK distributor Together Films has boarded Erika Cohn’s documentary The Judge, about the first female judge appointed to an Islamic Shari’a law court in the Middle East.

Together will release the film in 15 to 20 sites across the UK on November 23, with select screenings across wider Europe. Its release coincides with November’s Islampohobia Awareness Month in the UK, at a time when anti-Muslim incidents are on the rise, according to monitor group Tell Mama.

The documentary follows the appointment of Kholoud Al-Faqih to the courts, her early years as a judge and her struggle to prove her legitimacy amongst constant attempts to marginalise her. …

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