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WCW: Stephanie Linus Brings Home the Prize!

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Stephanie Linus’ is our woman crush today for many reasons most of which is realted to her womanness and empathy to other women. especially the way it was depicted in the multiple award winning movie, Dry. The movie Dry just brought her the Programmers’ Award for Narrative Feature at the recently concluded Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA.This award was given alongside other prestigious awards to film makers from across the world whose movies were screened at the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America.

Produced, directed, and starring Stephanie Linus, the film is an inspired true story that depicts the life of two young girls living as child brides in West Africa. The critically acclaimed movie focuses on child marriage and Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF), journeying into the heart-wrenching details of a culture not too many films dare to explore.

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Not long after production she signed a deal with ARC Entertainment for the purpose of the distribution of Dry, in the U.S. Dry is currently available on online platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Sony PlayStation and VUDU for viewers throughout the U.S.

 Dry is nominated in 9 categories at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards 2016 (AMVCA) which comes up this March in categories such as Best Director, Best Overall Movie (Africa), Best Movie (West Africa) and Best Supporting Actress., and has also won at the BON Awards and Zafaa Global Awards in categories such as: Movie with the best social message, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Child Actress and Best Producer. It also brought home the Best Protagonist Award at the Bentoville Film Festival in Arkansas, USA; official selection at the St Louis International Film Festival, USA; the Montreal Black Film Festival, Canada, African in Motion Film Festival, Scotland; and a screening at the Lancaster University, UK. Dry also has been selected to screen at the Toronto Black Film Festival in early 2016.
Stephanie is a popular favorite in the Nollywood Film industry. We hope to see more meaningful and conscious movies like this from her in the future. Congratulations!

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