The Supreme Price [DOC]

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Thurs 6 Nov| 18:30| Hackney Picturehouse

The Supreme Price [DOC]

Dir. Joanna Lipper
Nigeria/USA. 2013. English. 75min. Colour. English.

Tracing the evolution of the Pro-Democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the presence of women in leadership roles, The Supreme Price is a riveting action-thriller doc that combines daring reporting, behind the scenes access and heart-stopping archive footage of Nigeria in some of her most unstable and violent periods. Complimenting this fascinating history lesson of a nation still struggling to emerge from military rule, the film follows Hafsat Abiola, a woman whose past is inextricably linked to her homeland. Following the annulment of her father’s victory in Nigeria’s Presidential Election and her mother’s assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Abiola continues the fight to transform a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: Women.

Followed by a Q&A with Hafsat Abiola and director Joanna Lipper.