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. Jonah used the next eight years to become a standup comedian, visual artist and mayoral candidate for the City of New Orleans.
This film uses Jonah’s humor and art to examine ideas of ability and disability, life and death, and the struggle to relate to others.