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Inspired by the early history of the Baha’i Faith, this short film by Jayce Bartok titled The Prisoner imagines a conversation between prison guards at the fortress of Chihriq in north-western Iran, where the Bab was imprisoned and where He revealed some of his most famous Writings. The two bickering prison guards, each harboring a difficult secret, connect while keeping watch over the Bab and find faith in unexpected moments.
Starring: Reza Salazar & Giselle Elise
Director & Writer: Jayce Bartok
Producers: Tiffany Bartok & Alina Ho
Executive Producers: Aeric Meredith-Goujon & Claudine Meredith-Goujon
Cinematographer & Editor: Andres Karu
Music: Broken Chord
Costumes: Merav Elbaz Belschner
Props: Jaxon Bartok
Graphics: Josefina Hernandez
Post Assistant: Nicole Tucker
Festivals – Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) 2021
You can also read an interview with Jayce about this film here on Baha’i Blog: The Prisoner – A Film by Jayce Bartok
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