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TIME FOR ILHAN

 

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Two years before she became a U.S. Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar was a young, unknown community organizer who ran for state office in Minnesota against a 42-year veteran incumbent. This is the intimate story of Ilhan's first, dramatic political race.

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS
Emmy Award Winner, 2019

NAACP Image Award Nominee, 2019

HBO Audience Award, Provincetown Film Festival
Audience Award, Spokane International Film Festival 

Audience Award: Duluth Superior Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Tribeca Film Festival

HotDocs International Documentary Festival
Mill Valley International Film Festival
Hamptons International Film Festival
Mountainfilm Film Festival
...and many more

On November 8, 2016, a young, hijab-wearing mother-of-three named Ilhan Omar made history, becoming the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office in America.  She was hailed by the New York Times as, “one of the bright lights in the post-election darkness,” and TIME FOR ILHAN intimately chronicles her hard-fought campaign for State Representative in Minnesota’s Senate District 60B, home to the nation’s largest Somali community. A fresh take on the old story of the American Dream, the film offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of a rising political star as she begins a bold and powerful political career.

Directed by Norah Shapiro

Produced by Jennifer Steinman Sternin & Chris Newberry

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