‘The Supreme Price,’ a documentary film on the struggles of the late Chief MKO Abiola and his wife, Kudirat will be showing at the Lagos Book and Art Festival holding at Freedom Park, Lagos Island, on Sunday 16th November 2014. Produced by American filmmaker, Joanna Lipper, the Abiola story is told through the eyes of Hafsat Abiola, daughter of Kudirat and MKO Abiola.
‘The Supreme Price’ premiered this year at the Lights, Camera, Africa!!! Film Festival.
Talking about the film to the New York Film Society in an interview, Lipper said: “While making this film, I saw the opportunity to tell the story of Nigeria’s political evolution from independence in 1960 to the present with an emphasis on women’s roles, sacrifices and vital contributions. Two of my absolute favourite films are Bernardo Bertolucci’s ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘Hiroshima Mon Amour’, directed by Alain Resnais. I greatly admire the way those two films situate individual characters against sweeping historical and global contexts at pivotal points of crisis, trauma, political upheaval and transition. As I made this documentary and studied the archival footage along with my footage of contemporary Nigeria, I saw clearly how the Abiola family’s story connects inextricably to Nigeria’s ongoing struggle for true democracy, transparent and accountable governance and protection of human rights.”
‘The Supreme Price’ will show at 4pm and will be followed by the Art Stampede on Importance of Documentation to Quest for Freedom.
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