Galatians is a drama that was developed based on Michael Onuoha ’s award-winning short film “Rehearsal”. It offers a provocative look at the rich and powerful world of pentecostalism, while navigating the thin line between miracle churches and theatre.
This is the first time a Nigerian project will be selected to feature at the development workshop. Galatians is one of 10 films selected from the global south for this year’s workshop, which invites both director and producer of the project. The film’s producer, Abba T. Makama will be joining Onuoha at the workshop.
Speaking on the selection, Omonua said that when the script was nearing an advanced stage last year, it became his top priority to get into a lab of some kind, and La Fabrique Cinema was at the top of his list. He said he feels very fortunate that they liked the project enough to accept it, and it’s a huge honour to be one of the ten projects on the programme.
La Fabrique Cinema is a film support programme that is unique in the world. As a veritable springboard, this workshop is actively used by committed talents from the South and emerging countries.
This year’s workshop, which is the 15th edition, will hold at the Festival de Cannes from May 17 to 26, and features selections from other African countries like Senegal, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Egypt.