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Jonah (Film Project)


WOVAN International Presents, In Association with Zakoism Films

“Jonah” A film by Zakir Sheraan Baloch

“For those who survived, there is Jonah.”     

Jonah allows us to bear witness to the very intimate moments directly following intense trauma and the effects of this unimaginable abuse on the human mind, body and soul. 

Based on actual interviews of survivors of torture, Jonah encapsulates the ways in which a person is forced to put the pieces of themselves back together again, very often alone, especially in cases of politically motivated torture. 

With 70% of those arrested by state authorities experiencing torture across the world according to the National Human Rights Commission, this reality is one that is happening in darkness all around us and can only be stopped if it is brought to light.

Zakir Sheraan Baloch brings this very difficult topic to the forefront of the conversation

with his short film, in a way that is human and humble as well as visually and emotionally compelling.

While many don’t survive, Jonah recognizes those who do and must go on. 

“Jonah” A 10 min long short film is available for immediate screenings and/or discussions with the producer and artist by nonprofits and other organizations and groups working to end violence against all people.

To schedule a screening or if you have any other questions please contact,

Sarah Utley

Jonah: About


Jonah: Video
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