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.
We are delighted to be hosting two special screenings of The Supreme Price followed by Q&As with director Joanna Lipper.