The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: The Judge


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Stephen An - 10/23/2019


After representing women survivors of domestic violence for years, Kholoud Faqih felt she could best create change by becoming the first woman judge, filmmaker Erika Cohn explains in this Peabody Conversation. “The Judge” chronicles Faqih’s daily challenges—from getting the kids ready for school to facing sexism in Palestine’s Islamic Court of Law. Peabody honored the 2018 Independent Lens documentary for “deconstructing Sharia law through the eyes of a strong Muslim woman, and demystifying the fallacies around both subjects.”