Jonah: A story of legend, friendship and survival

JONAH from Factory Fifteen on Vimeo.

The Film4-backed short film Jonah, directed by Kibwe Tavares, is a stunning, ambitious hybrid of live action and animation that reveals the cost of human progress. It tells the story of Zanzibarian beach boy Mbwana, hungry for the future, who creates a myth that transforms his small town into a tourist hot spot. When the reality turns out to be far from his dreams, he sets out to destroy the town – or himself. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and played at Sundance London in April. Tavares’s blog on the making of Jonah is also worth checking out.

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