‘DRY’is the second movie directed by Stephanie Linus after her debut, Through The Glass. The movie took three years to make and was inspired by the true story of Aisha, a young girl whom Stephanie met in Nigeria. The movie stars Darwin Shaw,Liz Benson Ameye,Bill McNamara, and Zubaida Ibrahim (Halima the teenager whose story is told in the movie). DRY was shot in Wales and Nigeria.
DRY, unveils Zara, a successful African doctor living in Wales who’s desperate to forget her childhood memories. This in turn affects her commitment to Alex, her love who wants to marry her. Her mother, a missionary to Africa, has been unable to get Zara to go with her for the annual medical aid trips to Africa. She falls ill…Zara discovers there is a strong possibility her long lost daughter might still be alive in Africa. Her trip to Africa becomes inevitable and she is set to conquer her darkest fears.
Back in Africa, thirteen- year old Halima’s poor parents force her to marry Sani, a 60 year old man. She goes through a dreadful ordeal as her husband repeatedly rapes her. Pregnant and after the delivery of her child, young Halima suffers from Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) which plagues over 800,000 children like her. She is ostracized by her family and community…and a time of despair envelopes her…
Hmm…watch the trailer below and let’s have your thoughts….