Stephanie Linus Gets Special Recognition For ‘Dry’ In Los Angeles
Stephanie Okereke-Linus (Image credit: Instagram)

Sultry Nigerian actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus has received special recognition at the first Blacks in Cinema presentation for the movie ‘Dry’ in Los Angeles, United States.

The recognition was for her movie, Dry which was released in 2016. The Blacks in Cinema presentation held at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers on Tuesday, February 5, ahead of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) which will hold in Los Angeles, USA later this month.

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Los Angeles City Council President, Herb J. Wesson kicked off the Black History Month by honouring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people all walks of life to be represented in film.

The talented actress took to her Instagram handle to announced the recognition with her fans. She shared a picture with the award on her page.

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Good Morning Lovelies, I got a Special Recognition for DRY at the Los Angeles City council ahead of Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) Screening ……. Dry, in 2019 is still making great impact around the world. The movie has been selected to screen for the second time at the highly coveted Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, USA this February, and as a prelude to the festival, I was recognized at the first ever Blacks In Cinema presentations and proclamations . The event took place at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers yesterday. …… Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson kicked off the Black History Month by honoring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people all walks of life to be represented in film. With the help of some legendary African-American actors and filmmakers, the day was officially proclaimed #BlacksInCinema in Los Angeles. …… In 2016, Dry won Best Narrative Feature at the PAFF. It screens again on Feb 9th, Feb 13th and Feb 18 with an interactive session after the opening night. The movie has made immense positive impact across the world in changing the narrative concerning child marriage and other forms of social injustice. It was recalled to the festival this year due to its world-class production quality and continuous importance in global human rights advocacy.  #blacksincinema #film #drythemovie #paff. Thanks Council President Herb Wesson's for the presentation in council chambers and organizing the AAHM exhibit Blacks In Cinema.

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“Dry” had already screened in 2016 at PAFF while also winning the Best Narrative Feature at the festival. The movie will now screen for the second time at PAFF on the 9th, 13th and 18th of February 2019.

The movie was recalled to the festival due to the growing importance of global human rights advocacy, which was the core of the movie.

The movie’s core narrative is based on changing the narratives surrounding the issue of child marriage and other forms of social injustice.

Also watch Stephanie Linus speak at the Los Angeles City Council: