The Supreme Price & Chips and Liver Girls 6 October 2016 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.
Best Documentary – Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF)
Chips and Liver Girls | Boris Bertram, Caroline Kamya | Uganda | 2010 | 28 min
Sex, sugar daddies and modern love in Kampala, Uganda. Some girls in Kampala don’t want to get married; instead they go out with men who can pay them money for sex and their company. In Kampala, this is not seen as prostitution but as a way to climb the social ladder, and a way to obtain a comfortable and modern lifestyle. It is called ‘transactional sex’, and is common in East Africa.
One World Romania International Human Rights Documentary Festival, 2012