In a world where fake news abounds and the truth is hard to come by, one woman is breaking through political glass ceilings to speak from the heart of the American community. Having emigrated to America as a child fleeing the Somalian war, Ilhan Omar – mother of three – is not only the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office, but she is now on track to become the first Somali-American member of Congress.
This inspiring portrait of a rising political star takes viewers back to the streets where she first fought her election campaign to knock a 43-year long district representative off, boost voter turnout and make a stand for people power. The documentary traces her extraordinary journey as the youngest of three fleeing a war zone to find a new life in a country, where she is now in a position power to create real change for the greater good. Playing Saturday, August 31 at 2 PM at the Noel Ryan Theatre.