An ancient Biblical story becomes a modern miracle when a girl is rescued from the sea by whales. “Johanna and the Whale”. is a romantic, adventurous, adaptation of the Biblical story of “Jonah” with a contemporary environmental slant.
Johanna, is a free spirited Cuban/American girl who has always lived on the sea. Her earliest memories are those of crossing the Gulf Stream with her father on a tiny sailboat from Cuba. On that life changing voyage she hears music coming from the ocean and sings along. Her father thinks she is singing a song about freedom but she sings a tune far older, in fact it is the oldest melody on earth, the song of the humpback whale. Now grown up, the memory of that song may mean the difference between life and death when her sailboat is hijacked and she is thrown in the shark infested waters of the Gulf Stream with only a baby humpback whale and it’s mother as her allies. If she is to survive she must learn to communicate with these monsters in a language they can understand. Her childhood song becomes the key to that communication.
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