The Supreme Price

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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.




Joanna Lipper looks directly into the camera. The background is out of focus. Black and White photograph.Joanna Lipper is an award-winning filmmaker, author, and lecturer at Harvard University where she teaches Using Film for Social Change. Her work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, ITVS, Britdoc Foundation, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, and Women Make Movies. Her films include Inside Out: Portraits of Children (1996), Growing Up Fast (1999), and Little Fugitive (2006). Visit:




The Supreme Price received the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award and was selected to launch Gucci’s Chime for Change Campaign at the 2013 TED Conference and globally. The film has gone on to screen at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, AFI DOCS, Nantucket Film Festival, and Aspen Ideas Festival and is at the beginning of its life on the festival circuit. The film has been acquired for distribution by Women Make Movies, and Cinephil is handling international sales. Impact and Outreach Partnerships include organizations like Vital Voices, Women for Women, and Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND).