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Call Me Dancer
Date and Time: Sat, May 13, 6:30 PM
Location: Theatre 2, Village East by Angelika, New York, NY
Director: Leslie Shampaine
Starring: Manish Chauhan, Yehuda Ma'or
Run time: 84 minutes
Language: English /Hindi
Year Made: 2022
Country: United States and India

Manish is a young and talented street dancer from the City of Dreams, Mumbai. He struggles against his parents’ insistence that he follow a traditional path because they depend on their only son's support. When he accidentally walks into an inner-city dance school and encounters a curmudgeonly 70-year-old Israeli ballet master, a hunger develops within him. Ambitious and passionate, Manish is now determined to make it as a professional dancer, but the odds are stacked against him. A true-life fairytale from the streets of Mumbai to the stages of New York.
A story of perseverance, rebellion, passion, family, culture, and an unlikely friendship – filmed in India, Israel, the U.K., and the U.S. and featuring music from legendary artist Jay Sean (@jaysean) and Anik Khan (@anikkhan_), and a score by Nainita Desai (@nainita_desai).
Call Me Dancer will make you want to jump up from your seat and, Yes, dance!
Movie will be followed by Q & A with Leslie Shampaine, Manish Chauhan and Jay Sean. Session will be moderated by Jaishri Kapoor.

Director : Leslie Shampaine
Leslie has been telling stories throughout her professional life. From the ballet stage where she performed throughout the world during a 13-year career, to the television screen where she has produced award-winning programs for PBS, Discovery Channel, A&E,CBS, and Al Jazeera. Her work ranges from documentaries to cultural and educational programming and includes 8 years as part of the production team for the Emmy award-winning Kennedy Center Honors where she worked on over 30 biographical films of the Honorees. Selected credits include the PBS programs One World: India, Avoiding Armageddon, and Closer To Truth; Who Betrayed Anne Frank (Discovery Channel) – winner of a Telly, a Cine Golden Eagle and a Gold Remi at the Houston WorldFest; DC Cupcakes (TLC); Smithsonian Networks series’ Seriously Amazing Objects; and Fireworks, with George Plimpton (A&E), which was nominated for an Emmy and an ACE. Pip Gilmour -  co-DIRECTOR Pip is a seasoned director, producer, and writer with the experience to generate powerful documentaries that entertain, engage and stimulate discussion, producing long and short form documentaries for broadcast and nonbroadcast for over 25 years. Gilmour has traveled the world working with scientists, engineers, anthropologists, indigenous tribes, community activists, farmers, and multiple historians on stories ranging from spies that gave away the nuclear bomb to medicinal plants of the Indonesian rainforest. Beyond her documentary work, Pip has been involved with television dramas for Fox, ABC, CBS, as well as narrative features and shorts. Her work has garnered her awards and top ratings from festivals and networks including New York Film Festival, Worldfest Houston Film Festival, the Television, Internet & Video Association award, Southern Shorts Film Festival, Codie Award, Peer Award, Invision Awards and others. Pip is a member of the Producers Guild of America.