The America We Deserve

Ilhan Omar is a Muslim Somali-American who ran for congress in Minnesota's fifth congressional district which covers Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. Ilhan is a progressive whose journey started in a refugee camp in Kenya after the Somali civil war. Her family immigrated to the United States and she eventually became an activist and organizer. This film was made in 7 days.

Director — Sam Fathallah
Voiceover — Isra Hirsi
Writers — Ilhan Omar, Akhilesh Menawat, and Sam Fathallah
Producer — Joelle Stangler
Executive Producer — Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Music — AJ Hochhalter

With gratitude to Angela Vang, Viswa Challa, and Wintana Melekin