TIME FOR ILHAN
directed by Nora Shapiro, Usa 2018, 89’
This documentary follows the rising star in politics Ilhan Omar, a proud Somali-American mother, community activist and refugee, who wears a hijab and replaces the candidate who has been on the political scene for 43 years. A Somali activist man who she challenged in 2014 is also involved in the competition. All three candidates are democrats and progressives. Ilhan Omar has become the first Somali-American Muslim woman to hold office in the United States, in spite of the anti-Muslim rhetoric arranged in view of the 2016 presidential race. Omar’s story introduces an alternative narration to the pervasive and negative depiction of immigrants and Muslim women in America.
Alessandro Pes (University of Cagliari)
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