TIME FOR ILHAN wins 2018 Audience Award!

  Subject Omar with director Shapiro at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018

Subject Omar with director Shapiro at Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018

Congratulations to TIME FOR ILHAN!

The political documentary, directed by MN director Norah Shapiro about Muslim State Representative Ilhan Omar is the winner of the 2018 DSFF Audience Award! 

 

About: 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 the documentary film "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, TIME FOR ILHAN offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of a rising political star as she begins a bold and powerful political career.