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Time for Ilhan

FREE SCREENING presented by Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann & Hamilton YWCA

Presented by Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann in partnership with Hamilton YWCA and Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion  • Brief panel discussion to follow screening

“At the beginning of Norah Shapiro's documentary about Ilhan Omar's political run we're informed that no one of Somali descent has ever been elected to legislative office in the United States. By the end of this inspiring film, that fact has (spoiler alert) been movingly put to rest. Time for Ilhan feels like manna from heaven for liberals and progressives who have been in a state of despair since the last presidential election.

“Ilhan, who immigrated to the United States with her father when she was 12 years old, proves a compelling central figure for this documentary, which chronicles her campaign for the Minnesota House of Representatives that began in October 2015. A community organizer who had never before run for office, Ilhan emerges as a charismatic, articulate politician devoted to criminal justice reform and environmental issues.

“The film ends on a wonderful high note with an end-credits montage showing the wave of women running for and being elected to office since the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton may have lost, but it's becoming increasingly evident that women's role in politics will only be getting stronger in the years to come.” - The Hollywood Reporter

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