Wednesday 1st October, 6.30pm at VUE Piccadilly will see the European Premiere of documentary ‘The Supreme Price’ as part of Raindance Film Festival’s screenings.
Already being hailed as ‘timely and powerful’, the documentary focuses on women and pro-democracy in Nigeria. The date of the premiere is significant as it will celebrate one year of Nigeria’s independence. The work is directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Joanna Lipper whose previous works include (Growing Up Fast, Little Fugitive), and is in competition for the Best Documentary Award.
Of the Premier, Lupper said “I’m delighted to be having our European Premiere at Raindance Film Festival on 1st October, a significant date which marks 54 years of Nigerian Independence. This is an ideal moment in time for viewers to contemplate Nigeria’s complex, historic evolution as a nation as well as an opportunity for me as a filmmaker to raise awareness and spark provocative discussions about women’s rights in present-day Nigeria. During the Q&A I will be joined by a representative from Women for Women International, one of several organisations I have partnered with on the impact and outreach campaign for the film.”
Just this past weekend (September 27th) the film had it’s African Premiere as part of the ‘Lights, Camera, Africa! Film Festival’, as well as playing at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014 and AFI Docs 2014 it has already won the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award
The film tells the story of the pro-democracy struggle through Hafsat Abiola, a Harvard graduate who returned to Nigeria after the death of her parents to help continue their fight for democracy against the back-drop of continued military dictatorship which has assassinated many prominent protesters. The film “provides a unprecedented look inside of Africa’s most populous nation, exposing the tumultuous, violent history of a deeply entrenched corrupt culture of governance where a tiny circle of political elites monopolize billions of dollars worth of oil revenue while the masses remain impoverished”
‘The Supreme Price’ will also play at VUE Picadilly on Thursday 2rd October, 1.20pm
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