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The Judge / Muhi – Generally Temporary
Regissør: Erika Cohn/Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander og Tamir Elterman
(USA/Tyskland og Israel)

By portraying a female Sharia judge in the West Bank and a Palestinian boy at an Israeli hospital, respectively, these two documentaries provide insight into some of the challenges Palestinians face. 

(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

"I wanted to turn around the established," says Kholoud Al-Faqih in Erika Cohn's documentary The Judge, which NRK has given the title Sharia judge and feminist. She also has that. The lawyer from the West Bank in Palestine is the first (along with his colleague and girlfriend Asmahan) the female judge in a Sharia court in the Middle East.

In the film, Al-Faqih says that there have been female judges in criminal courts in Palestine since the seventies. However, this does not apply to sharia courts, which deal with all family matters, such as divorces, child support disputes and the like. In other words, issues that are often about women.

Structural resistance. Furthermore, we learn that there has been disagreement within Islamic law on how to interpret the religious texts regarding the issue of female judges. In Palestine, one follows the direction as. . .

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