Chris NEWBERRY, Jennifer STEINMAN STERNIN, Norah SHAPIRO
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.