Time For Ilhan

2018

Time For Ilhan

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Ilhan Omar, a young, hijab-wearing mother of three, takes on two formidable opponents in a highly-contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. If successful, she will become the first Muslim Somali- American woman lawmaker in the United States. Similar to the classic tale of David and Goliath, Omar, who is up against a 43-year incumbent, is the "outsider"-- a Muslim, refugee, woman of color -- who seeks to challenge the party's status quo while simultaneously defying the gender norms within her own Muslim community. TIME FOR ILHAN shadows Ilhan and her scrappy group of dedicated campaign staffers throughout the entire campaign's dramatic uphill battle. A fresh take on the old story of the American Dream, the film offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of a rising political star and a vision of what is truly possible for women and New Americans in politics today.

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  • The type of feel-good story we desperately need right now.

    Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Dips into Omar's congressional campaign, bears witness to the passion of the hopeful attached to her cause, and challenges the divide that splinters even the like-minded.

    Jul 17, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A feel-good hagiography to be sure, but it also offers a more personal look at who Omar really is, free of the noise of cable news punditry and partisan fear-mongering.

    May 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Docu follows Somali American's first political campaign.

    Mar 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • As her political star rises or falls, Shapiro's documentary does serve as a time capsule of sorts, providing an illuminating look at a dynamic, unorthodox politician at the start of her political career.

    Mar 20, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Omar is the future of politics, so while this likely will not be the last documentary made about her, it's a great first glimpse into a fierce political force in the making.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Full Review…

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