Coming to theatres this Friday, October 3: THE SUPREME PRICE
Joanna Lipper’s portrait of Nigerian democracy through one family made its debut at Full Frame this year. It has gone on to screen at Nantucket, Human Rights Watch, IFF Boston, AFI Docs, and Raindance, among others.
I previously wrote about the doc for Nantucket’s program, saying:
While Hafsat Abiola was attending Harvard in 1993, her father, M.K.O. Abiola, was elected president of their native Nigeria, but he was never permitted to take control of the government. The country’s corrupt military rule refused to relinquish power, M.K.O. Abiola was imprisoned, and the election results annulled. His wife, Hafsat’s mother, Kudirat, took up his struggle and led the nation’s pro-democracy movement, but at a terrible cost. Continuing their legacy, the fearless Hafsat returns to Nigeria to correct the wrongs perpetrated against her parents and her people, and to empower other women to become involved in the struggle for greater democracy and equality.