Nollywood screen goddess, Stephanie Linus has received an award of Special Recognition at the first Blacks in Cinema presentation. The award was for her 2016 movie, Dry.

The Blacks in Cinema presentation held yesterday at the Los Angeles City Council Chambers as part of the opening of the much acclaimed Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF) which will hold in Los Angeles, USA this month.

Herb J. Wesson, Los Angeles City Council President, started off the Black History Month by honouring the actors and filmmakers who paved the way for people from all walks of life to be represented through film.  With the support of notable African-American actors and filmmakers, the day was officially proclaimed in honour of #BlacksInCinema in Los Angeles.

Dry already took home the award for Best Narrative Feature at PAFF, equally enjoying screen time as well at the festival.  However, the movie will now screen for the second time on February 9, 13 and 18. The movie was recalled to the festival due to the growing importance of global human rights advocacy, a core message portrayed beautifully in the movie.

The movie’s core narrative is based on changing the story surrounding the issues of child marriage and other forms of social injustice especially those affecting women.

Watch Stephanie Linus speaking at the Los Angeles City Council: