Ilhan Omar, a young, hijab-wearing, Somali refugee mother of three, takes on two formidable opponents in a highly contested race for a seat in the Minnesota State Legislature. If successful, she will become the first Muslim Somali woman lawmaker in the United States. An intimate, behind-the-scenes view into the life of one of America’s brightest rising political stars.
Norah Shapiro is a Minneapolis-based filmmaker who left a decade-long career as a public defender to pursue documentary filmmaking, and hasn’t looked back since. Her first feature film MISS... more»