Norah Shapiro

Norah Shapiro left a decade-long career as a public defender to work as a documentary filmmaker. Her most recent film, Time for Ilhan, about the political rise of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (the nation’s 1st Somali-American legislator) premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, had its broadcast premiere on FuseTV, is currently streaming on Amazon Prime, GooglePlay and the Peacock platform. Time for Ilhan won multiple audience awards, was nominated for a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Best TV Documentary, and received a 2018-2019 Daytime EMMY Award for Outstanding Directing Special Class. Norah is also currently producing several other projects including a documentary following the movement to Re-imagine policing in Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd. Norah’s work has been supported by Tribeca Film Institute, IDA Enterprise Fund, Catapult Film Fund, Jerome Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Hot Docs, and others. She is a founding member of the Minneapolis Chapter of Film Fatales.