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Radio Gallery: Time for Ilhan

Norah Shapiro

"Time for Ihan," directed by Norah Shapiro comes to Duluth at 3p.m. on Saturday, at Zinema 2. This Minnesota-made documentary film captures the journey to elected office for Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American elected to state office in the United States. Director Shapiro will be in attendance for a post showing Q&A and joins us here on Radio Gallery.

This week, Duluth welcomes film directors, writers and actors to town to celebrate the showing of their films at theAnnual Duluth Superior Film Festival. With a focus on Minnesota-made films and local subjects, the festival brings Northland flavor to the screens in Duluth and points north. On Saturday, June 2, the festival has a deliberate Minnesota line-up at Zinema 2 spotlighting Minnesota directors, with some of the best independent films of the year including a selection of Regional Shorts, and full-length films; https://vimeo.com/250564880" target="_blank">Risking Light, https://vimeo.com/256463117" target="_blank">Silicone Soul and https://vimeo.com/226819068" target="_blank">Time For Ilhan.

See the full schedule and website for #MNMade, descriptions and trailers for the festival's films.  The Duluth Superior Film Festival is happening Wednesday, May 30 through Sunday, June 3 with nearly 30 films being showcased from local shorts to national features.

All films are free, donations accepted.


Former Program Director, Maija Jenson teaches journalism in the Department of Communication at UMD and was a part of KUMD 2008-2019. She hosted a weekly arts program "Radio Gallery." She shares a lifetime of public radio listening, degrees in journalism and art and 20 years of public radio experience with KFAI, WHA, WSUM and KUMD.
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