Events: CineCulture film screening on Fri, Sept. 21 at 5:30, THE JUDGE

Posted On 17 September, 2018

*(Film Screening Friday, September 21, 5:30 p.m. Peter’s Education Center
Auditorium west of Save Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center
Building) *

* September 21: The Judge (2017) *

Discussant: Erika Cohn (Director)

A young lawyer named Kholoud Al-Faqih walks into the office of Palestine’s
Chief Justice and asks to join the bench. He laughs at her. However, a few
years later, Kholoud becomes the first female judge to be appointed to the
Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic law) courts. *The Judge* by director Erika
Cohn offers a unique portrait of Judge Kholoud: her brave journey as a
lawyer, her tireless fight for justice for women, and her drop-in visits
with clients, friends, and family. With unparalleled access to the courts, *The
Judge* presents an unfolding *vérité* legal drama, with rare insight into
both Islamic law and gendered justice. In the process, the film illuminates
some of the universal conflicts in the domestic life of Palestine—custody
of children, divorce, abuse—while offering an unvarnished look at life for
women and Shari’a. 76 minutes. In Arabic and English with English
subtitles. Film website:

Sponsors: Kamal and Aimee Abu-Shamsieh & Muslim Spiritual Care Services

All films screened on campus are free and open to the public. Parking is
not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.

CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus
students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as
a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and
Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration
Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State
Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.

CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and
post-screening discussions.
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its
programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of
accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please
contact us in advance to your participation.

For further information about CineCulture:
Contact: Dr. Mary Husain (Instructor & Club Adviser) at

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