TIME FOR ILHAN
(89 min) Somalia/US
[watch trailer]

Director/Producer: Norah Shapiro

Description:
Ilhan Omar is a woman; Ilhan Omar is an immigrant from Somalia; Ilhan Omar is muslim and wears a hijab; Ilhan is running for elected office in the US. If you think she doesn’t have a chance to win, that just means that you have not yet encountered this smart, charismatic, determined, savvy community organizer and politician. This film, thanks to its incredible access, tells her unforgettable story of battling to make a difference in the face of bigotry, sexism, nativism and yes, even personal scandal. This is must see viewing for anyone interested in the changing the status quo and/or witnessing the rise of national and even international political force.

Biography:
Norah Shapiro is an award winning Minneapolis-based filmmaker who left a decade-long career as a public defender to pursue documentary filmmaking, and hasn't looked back since. Her first feature film Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile premiered at the DOC NYC Film Festival. Additional screenings include the 2015 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival where it received the "Best Minnesota Made Feature Documentary" award; SF DOCFEST; the Asian American International Film Festival in New York City; and others around the globe. Norah recently co-directed Minnesota 13: From Grain to Glass, about the untold story of Moonshine in Minnesota. She is also producing a new documentary about the recently solved 27-year old abduction of Jacob Wetterling, a young Minnesota boy in rural Minnesota and its far reaching impact; and Killing Mookie, about the handling of a police killing of a young African American man by the Minneapolis Police Department and the media. Ms. Shapiro received the McKnight Filmmaking Fellowship and has received numerous production and completion funding awards from funders including the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Minnesota Filmmakers Legacy Fund.

Contact Information:
e: graham.fine@filmsalescorp.com
w: https://www.timeforilhanfilm.com/


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