Time for Ilhan
Discussion to follow with director Norah Shapiro and film subject Ilhan Omar
Dir. Norah Shapiro | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2018 | 99 min.
Ilhan Omar is an immigrant and a Muslim woman. Like many in her community, she came to the U.S. from Somalia in the ‘90s and observed an increasing disconnect between American citizens and the officials who represented them. So she decided to do something about it. Hoping to become the first elected Somali-American legislator, she takes on a 43-year incumbent for a seat as Minnesota state representative. This film brings us inside her historic 2016 campaign, as she fights for the fresh change the American government needs—now more than ever.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 8:00 PM at the Chilmark Community Center
6:30 PM | DINNER + LIVE MUSIC
Jan Buhrman of Kitchen Porch Catering will be serving chicken mole, cumin-spiced beans, and sautéed greens and corn, over lime-cilantro rice. Purchase your meal ahead of time with your movie ticket!
Sponsored by Kristen & Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte