Call Me Dancer

SFDFF 2023 Call Me Dancer Documentary

A magical journey from the streets of Mumbai to the stages of New York, “Call Me Dancer” is the story of perseverance, rebellion, passion, family, culture, and an unlikely friendship .

Manish is an athletic street dancer from Mumbai who dreams of becoming a professional dancer against the wishes of his struggling parents. He meets a curmudgeonly Israeli ballet master, Yehuda Ma’or who inspires him to follow his dreams. 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. Though the odds are stacked against him, his perseverance through highs and lows reveals the power of dance to transform lives. “Call Me Dancer” is a “Billy Elliott” style story that will make you want to jump up from your seat and, Yes, dance!

Program concludes with a live in-person talkback with Manish Chauhan and KT Nelson.

Program Sponsors: Suzanne & Wulfrin Oberlin, Consulate General of India San Francisco


Program Info

Saturday, October 7 @ 7:00
Venue: ODC Theater
$20 General Admission
Director: Leslie Shampaine, Pip Gilmour
(United States, 2023) 80 minutes
Genre: Documentary