Lizard (2021)

  • Short
  • 18min

With the kind permission of Canal+

After 8-year-old Juwon gets removed from bible class by her Sunday school teacher, she follows an agama lizard into the bowels of the “Heaven’s Gate Ministries” mega-church. Her journey into the labyrinth exposes the financial inner workings and the hidden activities behind the scenes. Plunging her deeper until she is confronted by a spellbinding sermon and a congregation worshipping in a hypnotized frenzy. Magical interactions with an alarmingly larger lizard and a sturdy gateman serve as metaphors for the preceding incidents. As her family proceeds to leave the church they are intercepted by the dramatic confrontation with a gang of holy armed robbers.