Press

“The story of the immigrant Omar’s remarkable journey is a light in the darkness of current American politics.”

CULTURE TRIP

“Leaves little doubt about what immigrants, especially diaspora survivors, have historically contributed to our democracy.”

FILM JOURNAL

“The sort of feel-good story we desperately need right now.”

HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Profound.”

START TRIBUNE

“E extraordinary”

VINEYARD GAZETTE

“An ever-evolving story about a historic subject.”

WALKER ART

Time for Ilhan is a virtual guide to how a grassroots campaign can further the restoration of American democracy, at least in a diversifying urban district.”

MOUNTAIN FILM

“If you’re looking for a real-life story of courage, hope and overcoming obstacles, you’ll want to watch Time for Ilhan.”

SHUFFLE ONLINE

“Leaves little doubt about what immigrants, especially diaspora survivors, have historically contributed to our democracy.”

FILM JOURNAL

“It goes beyond political parties to reinvigorate a love for what American politics can do at it’s very best. It’s an important film. Time for Ilhan is a documentary not to be missed.”

GOOMBASTOMP

“She is so eloquent and passionate, I have no doubt that her platform will bring her to the world’s attention in the very near future. She is one to watch for. The film is well-paced with a great soundtrack and well-edited.”

MUSEE MAGAZINE

“Observing her life on the electoral trail with remarkable intimacy and access, this rousing documentary offers rare insight into this formidable newcomer’s journey as she takes on a 43-year incumbent and redefines the face of American politics.”

THE LIST

“Although it’s too soon to say what Ilhan Omar’s long-term impact on American politics will be, her very presence represents the infusion of new energy that many believe the Democratic Party has long been in need of. She is now part of a new wave of politicians—and many more who’ve been inspired to run since the election of Donald Trump. And if she truly is the progressive politician Time for Ilhan portrays, maybe we still have a reason to say, ‘I’m with her.’”

THE ROOT

“Directed and produced by Norah Shapiro, a former public defender, the film has the pace and suspense of a Hitchcock thriller. Even if you know the outcome, you will sit on the edge of your seat. Shapiro has the eye of a fine photographer, the timing of a bullfighter, and the capacity to take us into intimate personal and campaign moments without feeling intrusive or voyeuristic. Bravo for this film, for Ilhan Oman, her family, her community, and for Ms. Shapiro. At a time when our country seems to have lost its moral compass, we need ample doses of humanity and hope, and a moral tale that shows us that sometimes the good guys win.”

PSYCHOLOGY TODAY