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.
- Voice of America.TV
- SABC (South Africa Broadcasting Corporation)
- Durban International Film Festival, Audience Award
- PSBT Open Frame (India)
- Sichuan TV Festival (China)
- Addis International Film Festival
- Encounters Film Festival (Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa)
A number of festival screenings have been at prominent women’s film festivals, such as
- The UNIFEM Women’s International Film Festival
- International de Films de Femmes de Creteil(Paris)
- International Images Film Festival for Women
- Women Without Borders Film Festival
Courts, judicial organizations, bar associations and law firms
— (selections in alpha order)
- American Society for International Law
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York (which premiered Courting Justice in the United States)
- Black Lawyers Association
- International Association of Women Judges
- Nassau County Supreme Court
- National Association of Women Judges
- New York State Bar Association
- New York Women’s Bar Association
- Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold
- South Africa Constitutional Court
- U.S. Court of International Trade
Law schools — (selections in alpha order)
- Cornell School of Law
- Fordham Law School
- Georgetown University School of Law
- Harvard Law School’s Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice (where the audience included former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
- New York University School of Law
- University of Maryland Law School
- University of Pittsburgh Law School
- Valparaiso University Law School
- Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University
- Yale Law School
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)
- American Association of University Women/D.C. Branch
- Harvard Club in New York City
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Centennial Meeting
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Mid-Manhattan Branch
- New York Women’s Forum
- Sherman, Connecticut Jewish Community Center
- Southern Coalition for Social Justice
- U.S. Committee for UNIFEM
- Vance Center for International Justice Initiatives
- Women’s Justice Center
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- YMCA and YWCA in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
The film is also available in a shorter 54 minute version for purchase as a DVD from amazon.com
- contact Ruth Cowan directly to request her availability to introduce Courting Justice and moderate post-screening discussions
outside US & Canada, contact Annette Fatti