Call Me Dancer

Dirs. Leslie ShampainePip Gilmour | 84 min
Documentary Israel, United Kingdom, USA 2023
EnglishHindi with English subtitles

Limited Run


Manish is a talented and athletic street dancer from Mumbai who dreams of becoming professional against the wishes of his struggling parents. He meets a curmudgeonly Israeli ballet master who gives him the determination to keep going. But when he is pitted against another boy who’s got the attention of the top school in the world, Manish realizes he must push himself to his physical limits if he has any chance to succeed.

Q&A after each screening with the filmmakers and main film subject Manish Chauhan.

Winner – Audience Award – Best Documentary, Berkshire International Film Festival
Winner – Excellence in Documentary Directing Award, New York Indian Film Festival 
Winner – Audience Award – Best Feature, Middlebury First Filmmakers Festival
Winner – Art of Storytelling Award, Doc Edge Film Festival, New Zealand
Winner – Directing Award, South Asian Film Festival of Cincinnati
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