When Malik’s single mother confiscates the speaker he uses to dance on the subway, he reinvents himself as the “man of the house” to earn her respect. As he fights a looming eviction from their South Bronx home, the call of his passion for dancing becomes too strong to ignore.
Joel was born and raised in public housing in The Bronx. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds an M.A. in filmmaking from the University of the Arts, London. Joel’s filmmaking advocates for... more»