SS Film Festival Presents Call Me Dancer
Approximate running time: 2 hours
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
In the bustling and competitive streets of Mumbai, a self-taught acrobatic dancer named Manish defies his working-class parents’ insistence that he follow a traditional path. “Dancing is a hobby for rich kids,” his cab-driver father tells him, counting on his only son’s future financial support.
Neglecting to tell his parents that he has dropped out of business school and used the tuition to pay for dance classes at an inner-city school, Manish is taken under the wing of a curmudgeonly Israeli instructor, who sees his potential and pushes him to new heights.
Ambitious & naturally talented, Manish is determined to succeed as a professional dancer on the world stage, but the odds are stacked against him. His improbable journey will make you stand up and cheer.
Co-directed by a former professional dancer and filmed in India, Israel, the UK & the US, this crowd-pleasing story of hope, heartache and hard work has won multiple Audience Favourite Awards at film festivals around the world.