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|Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Orikinla(m): 11:52am On Dec 18, 2014|
Ageless Nollywood beauty Elizabeth Benson, popularly known as Liz Benson and now Rev. Liz Benson-Ameye dazzled on the red carpet of the UK premiere of Stephanie Linus' new film "Dry" on Saturday 29th of November, 2014, at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Aberystwyth, Wales.
“This film is an opportunity to create an awareness. It is a privilege to be on the project” said Liz (Benson) Ameye who is one of the leading stars in the movie, including the director Stephanie Linus, William McNamara, Darwin Shaw, Paul Sambo and new acting sensation Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge. Also starring in the film are Olu Jacobs, Tijjani Faraga, Hauwa Maina, Rahama Hassan, Rekiya Attah, Hakeem Hassan and Afamefuna Klint Igwemba (aka Klint da drunk) and many Art students of Aberystwyth. The production’s creative team includes director of photography, Angel Barroeta, executive producer, Linus Idahosa, co-produced by Jane Lawalata with Akanimo Odon and Murtza Ali Ghaznavi as line producers and Chinedu Omorie as first assistant.
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 marries 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.
Stephanie Linus through her foundation Extended Hands Foundation has been addressing the dangers of Vesicovaginal Fistula and with the support of SNEPCo/NNPC helped more than 22 women through repair surgeries at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo state.
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
The film stars: Darwin Shaw as Dr. Alex, the legendary Liz Benson Ameye as the Matron, Bill McNamara as Dr. Brown, and Introducing Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge as Halima the teenager who had to endure a life not designed for a child: to be married to a man who was more than four times her age. The production of this film was supported by the Office of the SA to the President on MDGs Nigeria, Aberystwyth University Wales, Diamond Woman, Ford Foundation and many more.
The movie trailer for DRY can be watched through this link- /drytrailer. The film will premier in Nigeria and across Africa in the Spring of 2015.
Movie goers can follow the film on the official movie site at www.themoviedry.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/themoviedry or on Twitter with the handle @themovieDry
For more on Stephanie follow her on facebook at www.facebook.com/StephanieOkerekeLinus or on twitter @stephanielinus.
With Liz Benson from left: Rekiyah Atta, Liz Ameye (nee' Benson),Chinenye Nnebe,Chioma Okereke, Famania Buyengum and Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge.
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by dapsoneh: 11:56am On Dec 18, 2014|
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Orikinla(m): 11:59am On Dec 18, 2014|
From left: Rekiyah Atta, Liz Ameye (nee' Benson),Chinenye Nnebe,Chioma Okereke, Famania Buyengum and Zubaidat Ibrahim Fagge.
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|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Orikinla(m): 1:20pm On Dec 18, 2014|
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Orikinla(m): 3:06pm On Dec 18, 2014|
More photos from the premiere.
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Kolade9(m): 4:03pm On Dec 18, 2014|
Watched the movie, it is dry -_-
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Orikinla(m): 4:10pm On Dec 18, 2014|
Were you in Wales?
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Kolade9(m): 4:12pm On Dec 18, 2014|
The movie is DRY na....according to the director/script writer
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by sholay2011(m): 4:45pm On Dec 18, 2014|
Beautiful evangelist Lizzy...ever sparkling.
|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by Orikinla(m): 8:04pm On Dec 18, 2014|
Stephanie Linus and Liz Benson.
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|Re: Liz Benson At The UK Premiere Of Dry Movie by expozey(f): 11:09pm On Dec 22, 2014|
Dis woman no gree old o. Remains as beautiful as ever
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