MUFFTix: Game Changers at Hot Docs: Simone De Beauvoir and Ilhan Omar

MUFFTix: Game Changers at Hot Docs: Simone De Beauvoir and Ilhan Omar

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It’s time for the summer edition of Hot Docs’ most excellent series GAME CHANGERS. There’s no better place for inspiring documentaries and this season features documentaries about Simone De Beauvoir and Ilhan Omar. Even better: we’ve got tickets to giveaway to each screening! Sex and politics? YES PLEASE. You can still get tickets right here but if you’re feeling lucky and want to take a chance on our giveaway, scroll down to enter!

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR: TWO INTERVIEWS (Thursday, July 18, 6:30 pm)

Published to instant success and controversy 70 years ago, Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex helped change the course of feminist history. In a moment when women’s rights are being thrust into the spotlight, this rare documentary illuminates the historic role, elusive personality and world-changing thoughts of the French Second-Wave pioneer, charting her radical evolution through two interviews, filmed 16 years apart. From free love and existentialism in 1959 to The Second Sex and the conflict of abortion laws in 1975, Beauvoir speaks with clarity about feminism and its future—what would she make of #MeToo and #TimesUp?


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TIME FOR ILHAN (Thursday, July 25, 6:30 pm)

In 2016, a young, headscarf-wearing mother-of-three named Ilhan Omar became the first Somali Muslim woman to be elected to state office in America. In the wake of the historic wins for women at the 2018 midterms, revisit the origin story of this divisive, yet important political voice, and her hard-fought campaign for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Up against a 43-year incumbent, Omar sets out to challenge the party's status quo while defying the gender norms within her own community. As much a campaign drama as a personal portrait, Time for Ilhan raises questions about barriers to access in politics—and offers a remarkable example of those who are overcoming them.

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