The Supreme Price

by Joanna Lipper

The Supreme Price film poster
Runtime: 75′

The Supreme Price provides a unprecedented look inside Africa’s most populous nation from the perspective of women, exposing a deep history of political corruption and a culture where a tiny circle of political elites monopolize billions of dollars worth of oil revenue while the vast majority of 165 million Nigerian people remain impoverished.

“A critically acclaimed new documentary, The Supreme Price, tells the story of the Abiola family, which battled for gender equality and democracy in a nation where both have been repressed for decades.” – The Independent

“The Supreme Price is one of ten films all human rights activists should see.” – Huffington Post


The film was followed by a Q&A with guest speakers:

  • Dagmar Schumacher, UN Women Brussels Director
  • Sietske Steneker, Director of the Brussels Office of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA
  • Hafsat Abiola, Prominent Nigerian human rights activist and founder of the Kudirat initiative for Democracy (KIND) – The Supreme Price is her story

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