A startlingly intimate rendering of the epic and tragic intergenerational Abiola family saga, The Supreme Price provides a unprecedented look inside of Africa’s most populous nation from the perspective of women.

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Produced and Directed by Joanna Lipper
In UK cinemas from 18th May

Official Website and Trailer 

A Door to Africa’s Recent History - THE NEW YORK TIMES
It is surely a good thing that a film like this now exists … showing how important women are to a country like Nigeria and why it is in everyone’s interest to listen to them. - THE ECONOMIST  
deeply profound and beautiful experience, and an integral film to watch.INDIEWIRE 

The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father's victory in Nigeria's Presidential Election and her mother's assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.  [United States / 2014 / 75mins]      *Selected screenings

Winner of the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award (2014), Best Documentary - Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) (2014) and received special mention at the Luxor African Film Festival (2014).
Screening Dates, Times and Locations

Curzon Bloomsbury: The Bertha DocHouse Screen
The Brunswick, London WC1N 1AW +44 330 500 1331

Mon 18 May, 12pm screening + Q&A with Joanna Lipper
Fri 22 May, 4.20pm
Sat 23 May, 4.30pm
Sun 24 May, 8.15pm
Mon 25 May, 6.20pm
Tues 26 May, 4.20pm
Weds 27 May, 2pm
Thurs 28 May, 6.20pm screening + Q&A with Joanna Lipper
Sunday 14th June, 2pm+ Q&A with Nadia Denton
London: Phoenix Cinema
52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ 020 8444 6789
Wednesday 17th June, 8:30pm
London: Arthouse Crouch End
159A Tottenham Ln, London, N8 9BT 020 8245 3099
Saturday 30th May 
Cork, Ireland: Triskle Arts Centre
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork, Ireland +353 21 427 2022
Friday 12th June
Belfast Queen’s Theatre
20 University Square, Northern Ireland, Belfast BT7 1PA
028 9097 1097


About Joanna Lipper
Joanna Lipper is an award-winning filmmaker and Lecturer at Harvard University where she teaches Using Film for Social Change in the Department of African and African-American Studies. Her work as a documentary filmmaker has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, ITVS, Britdoc Foundation, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Women Make Movies and Chicken & Egg Pictures. Her latest documentary, The Supreme Price, received the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award and was named Best Documentary at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF). An extended trailer from the film was commissioned to launch Gucci’s Chime for Change Women’s Empowerment Campaign at TED 2013. Previous films Lipper has produced and directed include Inside Out: Portraits of Children (1996), Growing Up Fast (1999) and Little Fugitive (2006). Lipper is the author of the nationally acclaimed book Growing Up Fast. Her photography has been published and exhibited in the US and overseas.
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