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Filmmaker Knew ‘Right Away’ Ilhan Omar Was a Political Star

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Filmmaker Norah Shapiro explained how and why she made “Time for Ilhan” recently during Fresno State’s Cineculture series.

The award-winning documentary captures the political rise of Ilhan Omar, who won a seat in the Minnesota Legislature before becoming the first Somali American elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Click on the video above to hear Shapiro speak about the film and Omar’s rapid political ascent. 

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This season’s series continues through May 10. Check out the upcoming film screenings and discussions at this link.

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