The Supreme Price

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Director: Joanna Lipper | Year: 2014 | Length: 75 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Certificate: null

In this superbly woven narrative of original cinematography and compelling archive, Joanna Lipper elegantly explores the evolution of democracy and women’s empowerment in modern Nigeria.

The film centres of the life of Hafsat Abiola, daughter of President Elect Abiola who promised in 1993 to end years of military dictatorship, only to be halted by coup and assassination.

A riveting political thriller, Abiola’s intimate story unfolds against the epic backdrop of Nigeria’s journey as a source of military profiteering and cheap oil supply to the West, towards the hope of a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.

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Contains a small number of scenes of conflict which may upset some viewers

Stories of courage and a righteous cause propel this good-looking doc The Hollywood Reporter
Riveting Variety