Stephanie Okereke-Linus is currently on location shooting her new movie titled Dry, which focuses on Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF). Stephanie shared this news on her blog stating that she is very passionate about VVF having seen first-hand the effects of VVF on girls and women of different ages. Stephanie has visited the North and other parts of the country and has decided to share their stories through her movie – Dry. Stephanie aims ‘to tell the story of those whose voices are small… and whose lips are too tired to speak. With our scripts and cameras, we shall tell’
About the movie
Dry journeys into the heart-wrenching details of a culture not too many films dare to explore. The issue might seem controversial, but if it will set one girl free and open the minds of the people, and also instruct different bodies and individuals to take action, then the movie would have served its purpose.
VVF causes leakage of urine and faeces through the vagina. Girls as young as 11-15 years suffer this ailment when they are forced into early marriages to older men, and due to their small pelvic sizes, they experience obstructive labour which can provoke a cut (mostly done by unprofessional medical aides) wherein the baby can come through.
We are excited about this movie and can’t wait to see the many people that will be blessed by it.