Stephanie Linus’ directorial debut “Dry,” which won an award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, recently made its Gambia debut.
The movie which premiered during the African Youth Summit Banjul Plus 10, was lauded by all, and further opened up the conversation around maternal health care and Fistula in Africa.
The audience was made up of distinguished personalities including the Vice President of Gambia, Dr Isatou Njie Saidy; UNFPA Regional Director for West and Central Africa,Mabingue Ngom; Assistant Minister for Youth Liberia, Kula Fonfana and many others.
The summit was organised in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to capture the creative, innovative and pro-active voices of African youth and utilize these voices as a tool to encourage decision makers to address the myriad issues young people on the continent face.
It focused on discussions around reinforcing implementation of the policy frameworks in Africa and their pivotal role in harnessing the youth potentials to attain the Demographic Dividend and Africa’s inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Inspired by the true story of a young girl named Aisha, the movie features Darwin Shaw as Dr. Alex, the legendary Liz Benson Ameye as the Matron and Bill McNamara as Dr. Brown.
“Dry” also stars Zubaida Ibrahim as Halima, the teenager who had to endure a life not designed for a child: to be married to a man who was more than four times her age.
This screening comes just a few weeks after Stephanie Linus premiered “Dry” in Zambia at an event which was attended by the Zambian First Lady, Esther Lungu.
Stephanie won her first film award for ‘Dry’ at the Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s inaugural Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) in Arkansas, USA.