BY ESE DIBEBI
Heavily pregnant Stephanie Linus‘ directorial debut movie, Dry is currently generating a lot of discourse after its premiere earlier this month. The movie which tackles the Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) – a disease that predominantly affects young girls who go through childbirth – and features Liz Benson, Stephanie Linus, Darwin Shaw, Bill McNamara and more premiered on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
Stephanie Linus has told Leadership that as a filmmaker, she believes it is her duty to reflect the happenings in the society with her films. When asked if she consciously sets out to make human interest movies, she said, “Not really. It’s true some filmmakers are content with just making funny movies but, aren’t you tired of laughing? I mean, let’s stop deluding ourselves. As a filmmaker, I feel it’s my own duty to showcase the things that are happening in our own community.“
“For cases like this, we just pretend like it doesn’t exist. And as a result, we are not growing. Instead, we should figure out better ways to find solution to our problems. Though all kind of emotions (laughter, joy and sadness) were well expressed in this movie, we owe it to ourselves to depict the things that are happening and see how it can change people’s perception about the situation. That is why we made this movie,” she pointed out.
Dry will hit Nigerian cinemas on August 24.