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Invoking Justice (2011)

Invoking Justice (2011)
November 2, 2012 - 7:30 pm

Directed by Deepa Dhanraj.

In Southern India, judicial oversight is traditionally practiced by the “Jamaat,” an all-male body, dispensing justice based on Islamic Sharia law. The presence of women is not allowed—even to defend themselves. Deepa Dhanraj’s inspiring documentary profiles a women’s Jamaat, organized in 2004, whose influence has spread to 12 districts, empowering women and holding authorities to account for authentic justice.

Digital video, color, in Tamil w/ English subtitles, 85 min. 

View the trailer below.