Time for Ilhan

The award winning feature-lenth documentary Time for Ilhan offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, 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. Ilhan, 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 – a Muslim, refugee, woman of color – seeks to challenge the party’s status quo while simultaneously defying lingering gender norms within her own Muslim community. Part of an unprecedented wave of growing diversity in elected office around the country, Ilhan’s story offers a bold and hopeful vision for a more representative, reflective democracy.