It’s the official return of Liz Benson in a very time appropriate movie. The movie ‘Dry’ is an upcoming Stephanie Okereke movie that stars her, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, Liz Benson and Paul Sambo amongst many others.
The movie is set in the northern parts of Nigeria and seeks to expose the plight of a girl condemned to an early marriage and early pregnancy. It focuses on women who are afflicted with Vesico Vaginal Fistula in Nigeria
SYNOPSIS: The movie follows a trail of Zara’s (played by Stephanie Linus) trip to Africa, her constant turmoil as a result of inexplicable horrors from her childhood, her experiences and heartaches while working with young girls suffering from complications from early child birth as child brides, against the backdrop of a rich African culture. It is full of intrigue, suspense, unbelievable surprises, the joy of reconciliation and the power of the human spirit that will captivate and engage movie enthusiasts
Stephanie Okereke’s comments:
[dropcap]”[/dropcap]Dry as a movie is going to bring up a lot of the maternal issues that we have in this country and the fact that a lot of less privileged women are dying during childbirth. It also dwells on early marriage and the backlash. It is also going to bring to focus the need for young girls to be allowed to live their lives so that they can fulfill their destiny. And I’m going to be using the project to create awareness about VVF. It’s something I’ve been working on since I was in the university and it has been like a burden to me. It is something that I need to deliver so that I can feel light. And what is the best way to tell the story of the people who cannot express themselves or whose voices cannot be heard? This is why I’m using film as the platform that I have to bring to light the challenges women face and see the different ways we can individually and collectively play our roles to make our society a better place“