The Supreme Price 5 March 2017 AfriDocs on BET Promo 1:00 min
The Supreme Price | Joanna Lipper | Nigeria | 2014 | 76 min
In 1993, Nigeria historically elected M.K.O. Abiola as president, promising to end years of military dictatorship. The election was later annulled in a military coup. Abiola was imprisoned and his wife, who became leader of the pro-democracy movement, was then assassinated, having fought against human rights violations by the military dictatorship. Their daughter, Hafsat, took over her parents’ fight for democracy, and heads a progressive women-empowering movement, trying to dismantle the patriarchal structure of Nigerian society. The film provides an unprecedented look inside of Africa’s most populous nation from the perspective of women, exposing a deep history of political corruption.