- Nigeria / UK
- 107 min
- Directed by: Stephanie Okereke-Linus
- Cast: Stephanie Okereke, Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge
The story of Halima (Fagge), an underage girl in Nigeria who is married off to a brutal husband, contracts an obstetric condition and is as a result abandoned by her husband and discriminated against by her community.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Stephanie Okereke-Linus’s first feature film Dry travels between rural life in Wales and Nigeria, looking at two parallel female narratives, a child and a woman both dealing with similar childhood memories and horrors. Both woman and child instantly have a strong bond that binds them together. Okereke-Linus’s intriguing film works with two strong female narratives, addressing various female issues that apply to young girls and women from around the world. With a stellar cast including its director Okereke-Linus herself playing the film’s female lead Dr. Zara, Dry deals with rejection, isolation and reconciliation.
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