NOTE: not suitable for young children.
Bilal – a Muslim high school senior in Detroit – works long hours to keep up both his grades and his family’s long-owned taxi stand. “The Stand” has been the family’s social and financial hub for sixty years, and now Bilal is destined to carry the torch. Yet despite a series of setbacks at home, Bilal secretly submits a college application and takes up the most random hobby ever, ice carving, in order to win a scholarship. Now he is forced to decide whether to continue running The Stand – the only life he has ever known – or take a chance at social mobility.
Sundance Film Festival, Crystal Heart Award, MOMO New Directors New Films, Best Director, Detroit Windsor Film Festival
Read the Alchemiya review of Bilal's Stand on the Alchemiya Journal.