Presented by DocHouse and United Nations
Dir: Joanna Lipper
United States / 2014 / 75mins


Date: Tue 17 March, 2015
Time: 20:15
Price: £13 (£9 conc)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

"The Supreme Price is a deeply profound and beautiful experience, and an integral film to watch." - Indiewire

The on-going struggle for women’s rights in Nigeria and the evolution of the pro-democracy movement come together in the remarkable story of Hafsat Abiola. Her father, M.K.O. Abiola won a historic victory in Nigeria's 1993 Presidential Elections, raising the hopes of a nation and ending years of military dictatorship. But shortly after the election, the result was annulled and he was arrested. Three years later, Hafsat’s mother, Kudirat Abiola, a champion for human rights in Nigeria and a leader of the pro-democracy movement was tragically assassinated.

The personal and the political are poignantly brought together in this epic story. Hafsat and her relatives recount not just the tragedy of their family, but the troubled and bloody history of Nigeria since independence in 1960. Hafsat, following in her parents footsteps now faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women. In the wake of the recent Nigerian presidential election, there has never been a more crucial time to see this film.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with:

Joanna Lipper, director of The Supreme Price and Lecturer at Harvard University
Funmi Iyanda, CEO of Ignite Media Nigeria, and a partner of Creation Media UK, as well as award-winning TV anchor, broadcaster, producer, and journalist.

and moderated by:
Ike Anya, Co-founder of the Nigeria Public Health Network and the TEDxEuston events

Presented in partnership with United Nations.

"The Supreme Price is one of ten films all human rights activists should see."  -Huffington Post

Winner: Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award

Winner: Best Documentary at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)