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
Krakow Film Festival
Tampere Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Dance Camera West
LA Film Festival
Savannah Film Festival
San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Port Townsend Film Festival
Our documentary tells the story of one of the most respected Korean potters, Lee Kang-hyo and his search for a beautiful life, through his work with clay and the love of his family. Set against the backdrop of his South Korean studio, it gives an insight into the spiritual journey that plays a vital part in his artistic practice.
Lee is world-famous for mastering the traditional Korean technique called Onggi - a technique that allows him to make enormous, often man-sized pots. Watch him constructing three of these giant Onggi pots over a five-day period, culminating in an exciting explosion of glaze and colour as Lee sets about decorating them in his inimitable fashion.
His work is exhibited all over the world in major national museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago and the International Ceramic Museum in Italy.
View and buy pots by Lee Kang-hyo on Goldmark's website: http://bit.ly/1EJtEwZ
What is Goldmark Gallery?
A family business, we've been selling art from the Goldmark Gallery in Uppingham, UK for over 40 years and hold over 50,000 items in stock. Explore a wide range of the very best art and ceramics available to you through our website (goldmarkart.com) where you'll also find scholarship pages, books, online catalogues and even GoldmarkTV! Enjoy your visit here: http://bit.ly/18ZF7Lv