5PM - The Last of the Fur Traders, Canada, 2017, 55 mins
Director: Frederick Kroetsch
In the early 1950s, Hugh Kroetsch worked on the Arctic Ocean for the Hudson Bay Company, and he filmed all of his adventures on an 8mm camera. In the summer of 2017, he returned to Canada’s Arctic with his son Frederick, to retrace his steps, and to screen his old footage in remote communities. They never realized what an impact their adventure would have on the people of the north.
7PM - Time for Ilhan, 2018, US, 89 mins
Director: Norah Shapiro
On November 8, 2016, a young, hijab-wearing mother of three named Ilhan Omar made history, becoming the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office in America. She was hailed by The New York Times as “one of the brightest lights in post-election darkness,” and the documentary film Time for Ilhan intimately chronicles her hard-fought campaign for State Representative in Minnesota’s Senate District 60B, home to the nation’s largest Somali community. A fresh take on the old story of the American Dream, Time for Ilhan offers an inspiring, stereotype-busting portrait of a rising political star as she begins a bold and powerful political career.