The announcement was made by Stephanie Linus through her Instagram account yesterday.
Inspired by true events, Dry is a socially aware movie that tells the story of a thirteen-year-old girl, Halima, whose poor uneducated parents marry her off to a 60 year old man, who constantly rapes her. Halima gets pregnant and suffers Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) after child delivery; she’s consequently abandoned by her husband and discriminated against in the society. Things start to change however, when Halima meets a medical doctor who also suffered a horrific childhood.
The film stars Liz Benson Ameye, Darwin Shaw, Bill McNamara and Stephanie Linus, who also serves as director and co-producer.
If you’ve been following us over the past two years, you’ll probably know this is one movie we’ve been looking forward to seeing for a long time and we’re very excited the release date is just about a month away.
In case you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer below.