‘The Supreme Price’ a film on MKO Abiola to be premiered at Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival

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‘The Supreme Price’, a new documentary on the late Chief MKO Abiola, his wife Kudirat and their struggle for the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria will premiere at this year’s edition of the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival of The Life House.

Produced by American filmmaker, photographer and scholar, Joanna Lipper, the documentary will premiere at Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, September 27 by 7pm.

The Irep Documentary Film Festival, Tunde Kelani’s Mainframe Productions and the Ford Foundation are collaborating with The Life House for the premiere which will also feature a conversation between Hafsat Abiola and Debi Williams.

Described as “an unprecedented and personal look at the Abiola story-which is still unfolding,” the documentary received the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award and launched Gucci’s Chime for Change Women’s Empowerment Campaign at TED2013.

The New York Times wrote about the film: “Taking a long historical view of a troubled country struggling to emerge from a military dictatorship is Joanna Lipper’s documentary “The Supreme Price,” about Nigeria’s female-directed democracy movement. After a military coup in 1993, M. K.O Abiola, a pro-democracy leader who was considered the victor in aborted presidential elections that year but never took office, was imprisoned in 1994. Four years later he died under suspicious circumstances. After his imprisonment, his fearless, eloquent wife, Kudirat, took over the movement’s leadership, but she was assassinated in 1996. The history is told through the eyes of their daughter Hafsat Abiola, a Harvard-educated crusader for human rights and democracy who now leads a movement to dismantle the country’s patriarchal structure.”

This year’s edition of Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival will run from September 26 to October 1 at the Federal Palace Hotel. Apart from ‘The Supreme Price’, others films including ‘Beleh’, ‘Boneshaker’, ‘Ududeagu’ and ‘Joy, It’s Nina’ amongst others will be screened during the festival.

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