NOLLYWOOD STAR ACTOR AND DIRECTOR, STEPHANIE LINUS’ PRIVATE SCREENING OF HER NEW FILM “DRY” IS PROCLAIMED A SUCCESS
The movie, inspired by stories of child brides, premiered in Aberystwyth, Wales, UK.
LAGOS, NIGERIA (December 2014) —The private screening of Stephanie Linus’ movie “Dry” took place on Saturday 29th November at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales, UK where part of the film was shot. With over 150 guests in attendance, movie enthusiasts and critics from the UK and beyond who attended the event had nothing but words of commendation and praise for DRY which received a resounding 10-minute-standing ovation from the entire audience.
“This film is an opportunity to create an awareness. It is a privilege to be on the project”- Rev. Liz (Benson) Ameye.
With moving, heart-wrenching scenes accompanied by the serious, and often-controversial social matters addressed, many were moved to tears. The special advisor to the President on Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) Dr. Precious Gbeneol, who was in attendance, gave an engaging speech on the effect and importance of the film in terms of social good for not only West Africa, but for the continent as a whole. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Aberystwyth Prof. April McMahon gave special acknowledgment of the importance of building bridges and connections with Africa and the world to bring these stories to life.
"The warm reception at Aberystwyth from the guests at this screening was overwhelming. Listening to people discuss the real issue that the film was based on was truly liberating. This is more than just a film. It is a movement to change the lives of many young women who suffer from VVF”- Director, Producer, Writer Stephanie Linus
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