Peter Okeugo, a young emerging leader, and journalist with PUNCH Newspapers shares how the movie DRY has served as a wake-up call for us to tell more stories that would lead a positive change in our society. Here is an excerpt from his post on Instagram.
“Today, I saw DRY. I was moved to tears. The reason it won the Overall Best Movie Award at the AMVCA isn’t far-fetched. It is not just enough to make movies that will entertain people and make them fall off their seats. Don’t get me wrong! Entertainment is good. But we must also consider the informative, educative and advocacy roles movies can play, for societal change and positive impact.
Watching DRY was a wake-up call for me. I asked myself, “Have I done much impact with my platform as a journalist?” I may have tried, but from one of the lines in the movie, “I need to do more; we need to do more!”
Thank you Peter, for sharing your experience watching DRY. Indeed, there is still a lot of work to be done in making sure that more positively impacting stories are told.
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