Rule of law, constitutionalism, post conflict transition to democracy, human rights, gender equality, transformation of the judiciary
—the subjects to which Courting Justice speaks—have attracted global interest. This interest in seen in the diverse and global screening venues.

The interest for teenagers is less about such substantive matters as it is motivational—to inspire them to strive to reach their potentials.

Recent & Upcoming Screenings


2011: Group of "Peer Educators,": October 28
The Peer Educators will show Courting Justice to students at schools throughout Soweto, South Africa

South African Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina , Bilateral Seminar, November 9-10
University of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 10. 

London and Buenos Aires--South Africa's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom will host a screening of Courting Justice the evening of September 9 in London and the South African Ambassador to Argentina will feature the film at a two-day binational conference November 9 and 10 in Buenos Aires.

South African High Commission to the United Kingdom, London
Artscape Women's Arts Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
Barnard College Alumna Film committee
Renaissance Entrepreneurship  Center, San Francisco
Technical college, San Sepolcro, Italy
Stanger High School Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
Danville Park Girls High, Durban, South Africa

Women’s Day in South Africa is August 9. Courting Justice was shown in Cape Town to the audience attending an earlier panel discussion: “Women and Justice 2011: Are the Scales Balancing?” The discussion, sponsored by the Artscape Women’s Arts Festival, was facilitated by Elna Boesak, a distinguished journalist.

"At Home" on June 23, 2011 Barnard College Film Committee screening

June 5, 2011 The Links Inc., Long Island Chapter - Hempstead, Long Island

San Francisco premiere - Renaissance Entrepreneurial Center on June 2, 2011

May 24, 2011 Capetown,South Africa - Centre for Conflict Resolution 

New York Women's Bar Association Foundation screening of Courting Justice on May 10, 2011

March 28, 2011 - WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP Programme included screening of Courting Justice
Cape Town, SA

HBO COMPETITION FINALIST - August 2010: Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Courting Justice has been shown at
The United Nations, Embassies and Consulates, U.S. Department of State, South Africa Parliament, Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the  Law and Society Association.

Film festivals and media around the world, including festivals in Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, France, India,  Iran, Philippines, South Africa, the United States and Zimbabwe.

A number of festival screenings have been at prominent women’s film festivals, such as

Courts, judicial organizations, bar associations and law firms
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Law schools (selections in alpha order)

Colleges and Universities —  in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United States. At most of the academic institutions where Courting Justice has been shown, the library has purchased the film, making it available for multiple classes and for student private viewings.

Middle Schools and High Schools in South Africa and the United States, where the brief history available on this web site has been of special use to teachers. Click here for a page featuring comments made by some of the young students in South Africa after watching Courting Justice.

Churches  among which was the Union Baptist Church in Durham North Carolina, where a panel of three African American women judges responded to the film, connecting their life stories to those told by the  featured South African women judges.

Organizations and Community Centers (selections in alpha order)

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The film is also available in a shorter 54 minute version for purchase as a DVD from

- contact Ruth Cowan directly to request her availability to introduce Courting Justice and moderate post-screening discussions

outside US & Canada, contact Annette Fatti
telephone South Africa: 021 712 9456, mobile S. A.: 073 176 3079