Sarkash: Women' Sharia court

Directed by Sophie Schrago

  • genre Creative Documentary
  • duration 80 minutes
  • status production

Defying the conservative forces of her community, Khatoon opens the first female Islamic court in Mumbai. Women come to denounce the violence they suffer and seek justice, thereby overturning the existing power dynamics.


  • Direction and screenplay Sophie Schrago
  • Editing Isidore Bethel
  • Production Hutong Productions (France)
  • Co-production Seesaw Pictures (SK)
  • Support Aide aux Cinémas du Monde (CNC), Docs Up Fund, Wenner Gren Foundation, Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film, SCAM « Brouillon d’un rêve documentaire », EIDF K-Pitch Excellence Price.
  • Pitchs and workshops Union Docs Summer Documentary Lab 2017, Logan NonFiction Program 2020, Gotham Documentary Feature Lab 2021, Medimed, Eurodoc, and DOK Copro Market.


  • Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée Aide aux Cinémas du Monde
  • SCAM Brouillon d'un rêve
  • Docs Up Fund
  • Wenner Gren Foundation
  • Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic Film
  • EIDF K-Pitch Excellence Price