JONAH - an interview with a former African American slave accompanies a powerful dance vignette of an urban man in extremis. The juxtaposition of past and present raises questions about inherited trauma and the possibility of regeneration.

Directed by Andrew Michael Ellis
Performed by Ernest Felton Baker
Cinematography by Andrew Michael Ellis and Ben Stamper
Edited by Ben Stamper
Additional Cinematography by Sasha Aryutunova
Special Thanks to Jonathan Seale

Leeds International Film Festival
Dance on Camera Festival at Lincoln Center
Telluride MountainFilm Festival
Bucharest International Dance Film Festival
Topanga Film Festival
San Francisco Black Film Festival
Pan African Film Festival
Tiny Dance Film Festival
Harlem International Film Festival
San Francisco Short Dance Film Festival
New Voices in Black Cinema at BAM
Black International Film Festival
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Dance Camera West
LA Film Festival
Savannah Film Festival
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Port Townsend Film Festival