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Arab Film Series Online: 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. Up against a 43-year incumbent, Ilhan is the “outsider” – a Muslim, refugee, woman of color who seeks to challenge the party’s status quo while simultaneously defying lingering 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 and timely take on the classic American Dream, the film offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of one of America’s brightest new political stars, at the start of her meteoric ascent from political newcomer to becoming one of the first Muslim women in the U.S. Congress. Her story, part of a larger, unprecedented wave of growing diversity in elected office around the country offers a powerful and transformative reminder of the reflective, representative democracy that is truly possible.
89 Minutes / 2018 / USA / Documentary / PG / English
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