jonah stands up
Jonah Stands Up is a documentary by Hannah Engelson. Jonah was born with muscular dystrophy. At nineteen he learned he had cardiomyopathy, a life-threatening heart complication that would require a heart transplant. “I don’t want to just sit here and wait for something bad to happen, that’s silly. I’m just going to go do something,” he said. Jonah used the next eight years to become a standup comedian, visual artist and mayoral candidate for the City of New Orleans.
The mechanical heart drawing is a nod to Jonah's pacemaker. The heart was drawn by hand, and then silkscreened on to paper, tee shirts, and notebooks as rewards for backers of the Kickstarter campaign.