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Dry

Directed by Stephanie Linus

Zara, a successful African doctor living in Wales, is determined to stay away from her childhood memories; this now threatens her commitment to marry Alex, a gentleman she truly loves. Her mother, a missionary to Africa, has been unable to get Zara to go with her for her yearly medical aid trips. When her mother falls ill and is unable to make a crucial trip and Zara discovers there is a strong possibility that her long-lost daughter might still be alive in Africa, she is steered in a new direction to face and conquer her darkest fears. Her trip to Africa becomes inevitable. Back in Africa, thirteen-year old Halima's poor parents force her to marry Sani, a 60-year-old man. With no idea of sex or its intricacies, Halima goes through a dreadful ordeal as her new husband repeatedly rapes her. After the delivery of her child, young Halima suffers a condition known as Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF), a health nightmare suffered by over 800,000 other women. Ostracized and abandoned by her husband, family and community, it is a period of rejection, isolation and despair for Halima. Zara's trip to Africa unleashes constant turmoil as a result of inexplicable horrors from her own childhood, her experiences and heartaches while working with these suffering women against the backdrop of a rich African culture. When Zara meets Halima she marvels at the revelation of the tie that binds them together. Intrigue, suspense, unbelievable surprises and the joy of reconciliation and the power of the human spirit is guaranteed to put a smile on people's faces. Hosted by Black Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Details

Genre:
Narrative
Type:
Feature
Runtime:
106
Country:
Nigeria
Language:
English
Type:
Feature
Website:
www.themoviedry.com
Director Bio:
After her successful debut as writer, director and producer of the award-winning film ?Through the Glass,? A-List Nollywood actress Stephanie Okereke-Linus is working on a new filmmaking project, titled ?Dry,? that will further her mission of helping victims of vesico vaginal fistula (VVF). Okereke-Linus has earned a reputation as Africa's foremost actress, especially in Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry. she became a household name in Nigeria for her performance in the movie ?Emotional Crack,? which earned eight awards. Okereke- Linus herself won the 2003 Reel Awards for Best Actress English and Best Actress. Since then, Okereke-Linus has starred in more than 100 films. In 2006, she won the Afro-Hollywood Award and the Film Makers USA Award for Excellence, followed by the Miriam Makeba Award for Excellence in 2007. In 2010, Okereke-Linus, she joined Hollywood A-list star Meryl Streep, for an exclusive stage reading of the play ?Seven? at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.