"Bilal û a high school senior in Detroit û works long hours to keep up both his grades and his familyÆs long-owned taxi stand. ôThe Standö has been the familyÆs social and financial hub for sixty years, and now Bilal is destined to carry the torch. Despite a series of setbacks at home, Bilal secretly submits a college application and takes up ice carving in order to win a scholarship. Now he is forced to decide whether to continue running The Stand û the only life he has ever known û or take a chance at social mobility. Based on a true story, BilalÆs Stand radiates warmth, humor and originality. Sultan SharriefÆs debut feature is a freshly crafted film filled with heart and authenticity that transports audiences to a world rarely seen on-screen and heralds the arrival of its filmmaker as a new voice in American independent cinema."Bilal, a Muslim high school senior, must decide between helping his family continue their sixty-year-old taxi business or going to college.
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