Award-winning Nollywood actress and producer Stephanie Linus will be a special guest at the Ray Charles Week taking place at Dillard University in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA from October 25-26, 2018. During her visit, she will give a lecture on “The Emergence of African Storytellers and Their New Narrative” and will also screen her latest film “Dry”.
This event organized by the Dillard University Ray Charles Program, Dillard Film and Dillard University African World Student Organization is a yearly one that brings together interested parties to research, document, disseminate, preserve, and celebrate African American culture and foodways in the South. Past speakers have included Denzel Washington, Tunde Wey and many more.
The lecture will hold on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 11am-12pm in the Dillard University Chapel while the movie will be screened on Friday, October 26, 2018, in the Dillard University Student Union, 3rd floor movie theater from 6pm-9pm.
Dry is a 2014 Nigerian drama directed by and starring Stephanie Linus, in response to the child marriage controversy ongoing in Nigeria. The film’s theme focuses on the practice of fistula and under-age marriage among young women.
Following the screening, Linus will participate in a Q&A session with the audience. The lone screening is open to the public. The events are sponsored by the Dillard University Ray Charles Program, Dillard University Film and Dillard University African World Student Organization.