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.
- 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.