“The Supreme Price,” the Abiola Family, and Politics in Nigeria

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Hafsat Abiola, subject of the film "The Supreme Price," by Joanna Lipper. It's part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Director Joanna Lipper talks about her documentary “The Supreme Price,” along with the subject of the film, Hafsat Abiola, daughter of human rights heroine Kudirat Abiola, and Nigeria's President-elect M.K.O. Abiola, who won a historic vote in 1993 that promised to end years of military dictatorship. M.K.O. Abiola's victory was annulled and he was arrested. “The Supreme Price” is a political thriller about the Abiola family and Nigeria's evolution from independence in 1960 to present-day civilian rule. Hafsat discusses her fight against government corruption and her work as an advocate for the rights of women in Nigeria. “The Supreme Price” is screening Thursday, June 19, 9:15 pm, at Film Society of Lincoln Center, as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.