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Dry is a 2014 Nigerian drama film directed by Stephanie Linus.

The film’s theme focuses on Vesicovaginal fistula condition and underaged marriage among young women, narrating the story of a thirteen-year-old girl, Halima (Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge), whose poor uneducated parents marry her off to Sani (Tijjani Faraga), 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. Zara (Stephanie Okereke), a medical doctor who also suffered a horrific childhood meets Halima; she tries to help her get through her situation and also save other young women under such circumstance.

Cast

  • Zubaida Ibrahim Fagge as Halima
  • Stephanie Okereke as Dr Zara
  • Liz Benson as Matron
  • William McNamara as Dr Brown
  • Darwin Shaw as Dr Alex
  • Paul Sambo
  • Olu Jacobs as Speaker
  • Rahama Hassan as Fatima
  • Hauwa Maina as Hadiza
  • Rekiya Attah as Sani’s Mother
  • Hakeem Hassan as Honourable Musa
  • Tijjani Faraga as Sani
  • Klint D Drunk as Dr Mutanga

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is.

 

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