Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Feminism, Film, South Africa

Here comes the judge

“Dont even try to mess with me- I may look like I am about to fall asleep but its just my look!”

Courting Justice ” is a film about the experiences of female [Black] judges in South Africa’s highest courts

Courting Justice” features seven South African women judges, all of whom were New Democracy appointments. They serve on the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Appeal and the provincial High Courts. They speak to us while at work in their court rooms and chambers, at home and in the communities in which they were raised. Courting Justice is their story. It is a very personal story, revealing the challenges they confront working in a previously all-male institution [in 2008, only 18% of a total of 200 judges countrywide were women-Sean] and the sacrifices they make to effect the Constitution’s human rights promises.

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