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

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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


Hafsat Abiola and Joanna Lipper

Comments [2]

Lucia from West Side

Oh, this is terrible that the interview was cut short by President Obama's speech. It's funny that the filmmaker is a Dalton alumna; the film's subject Ms. Abiola, also went to private school in New York, along with her siblings. The Abiola family was well known and well-liked.

Please resume this fascinating discussion as soon as possible. Would love to hear more about the movie, and Nigeria's rise and fall and (rocky rise again).

Jun. 20 2014 10:49 PM
fuva from harlemworld

Joanna – a Dalton alumni! Wassup.

So when/where does the film screen after today?

Jun. 19 2014 01:25 PM

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