Film director to discuss ‘Time for Ilhan’ following CineCulture screening

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Film director to discuss ‘Time for Ilhan’ following CineCulture screening

Film Director Norah Shapiro will lead a discussion following the CineCulture showing of “Time for Ilhan” at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in the Peters Education Center Auditorium. In 2016, a young, hijab-wearing mother-of-three named Ilhan Omar made history, becoming the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to a state office in America.

“Time for Ilhan” chronicles her hard-fought campaign for state representative in Minnesota, home to the nation’s largest Somali community. Two years later Omar became the first Somali-American to be elected to the United States Congress. The screening is sponsored by Center for Creativity and the Arts, Kamal and Aimee Abu-Shamsieh, Muslim Spiritual Care Services and the Department of Political Science.

Parking is free after 4 p.m. on Fridays. CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State students, faculty and staff, and the community.