Documentary Day at Humanity House

Documentary Day at Humanity House

January 14, 2018

On Sunday January 14 a documentary day will be held at the Humanity House in The Hague.

The Judge will be screened at 13:30. It provides a rare insight into Shari’a law, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts. After the film there will be a talk with Nadia Sonneveld, editor of the book ‘Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice’. Nadia is senior researcher on gender and law in the Muslim world at Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Afterwards, The Distant Barking of Dogs starts at 16.15. The documentary is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. It follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war. Floris Akkerman, traveling journalist and expert on the former Soviet Union, will be present for an after talk. Floris spent several years working as a correspondent in that region before turning to freelance journalism.