TIME FOR ILHAN
Directed by Norah Shapiro
Ilhan Omar’s candidacy is a game-changing moment in American history, captured like lightening in a bottle by this gripping and inspiring political documentary. This charismatic woman is a person of color, a hijab-wearing Muslim, and an African refugee; beyond that, she’s a refreshing and intelligent, yet relatable, candidate embarking on an uncharted trail. Taking on a 43-year incumbent for a seat as Minnesota state representative, she’s running to be first Somali-American legislator elected in the US. While she is a first, Ilhan Omar knows that in this democracy, it’s not the first time barrier-breaking change was possible.