15-year-old Jonah Bryson Asks For Your Help

By Jonah Bryson

Imagine a place, deep in the Canadian forests of Ontario, where the environment remains relatively untouched by humans, where the multi-coloured autumn trees sway in the wind and where children play in the water from dusk to dawn. Imagine a place where the water flows spectacularly down a small waterfall as it makes its way to the ocean. This place is called Bala.

Now imagine Bala being threatened with destruction by a power plant developer, and the heart of this town being blown up for a small generating station that would make most of its power when it isn’t needed. When you visit this peaceful place, it is hard to imagine. I’ve been to Bala several times and am always welcomed by its glorious environment. I went there to work on a new film called The Fight for Bala, which I hope will inspire YOU to stop this unimaginable development before it becomes a grim and irreversible reality.

Jonah Bryson, age 4, at the Mediterranean Sea, France. © 2015
Jonah Bryson, age 4, at the Mediterranean Sea, France. © 2015

Growing up in the south of France, I visited the Mediterranean Sea during the summers. I swam and played with all the creatures that came my way, from little fish to hermit crabs. I spent all the time I could in the water with them, and realized the beauty and significance of all life on Earth.

After moving to Ontario, Canada, I lost the opportunity to visit the Mediterranean and all the other natural landscapes the south of France had to offer. But moving to a large North American city gave me the opportunity to pursue another passion of mine: entertainment. At the early age of 12, I began directing my first feature-length movie about —> Read More