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TIME FOR ILHAN

  • Arab American National Museum 13624 Michigan Avenue Dearborn, MI, 48126 (map)
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Ilhan Omar, a young 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 Somali-American 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.

Earlier Event: September 16
COCO - Free Screening!
Later Event: October 18
DEEP RED - Free Screening!