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The Supreme Price – Trailer

Produced and Directed by Joanna Lipper, ‘The Supreme Price’ is a feature length documentary film that traces the evolution of the Pro-Democracy Movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participation of women in leadership roles. Following the annulment of her father’s victory in Nigeria’s Presidential Election and her mother’s assassination by agents of the military dictatorship, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria’s most marginalized population: women.

Hafsat Abiola   

About Joanna Lipper

Joanna Lipper
Joanna Lipper is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer and author of the nationally acclaimed book, Growing Up Fast. As a Lecturer at Harvard University, she teaches Using Film For Social Change. Her work as a documentary filmmaker has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation/Just Films, ITVS, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Women Make Movies, IFP Spotlighting Documentaries, and Britdoc Foundation. 

In 2013, Gucci commissioned an extended trailer from her film The Supreme Price to launch their Chime For Change Campaign at TED 2013 and globally.

 In 2012, Joanna Lipper won the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award for The Supreme Price. Previous films she has produced and directed include Inside Out: Portraits of Children, Growing Up Fast and Little Fugitive.

 Lipper’s book about teen parenthood, Growing Up Fast, was published by Picador in 2003.

 “Compelling and important…this book adroitly illuminates a social crisis.” (Publisher’s Weekly) Her photographic series, Seaweed Farmers in Zanzibar was featured in Economica: Picturing Power and Potential, a group exhibition presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and The International Museum of Women in Summer of 2010. This series along with a related multimedia installation was featured in a solo show at Photo De Mer in Vannes, France in 2011. ( Culled from her website http://www.joannalipper.com/)

Watch Trailer

The Supreme Price – Trailer from Joanna Lipper on Vimeo.

The Washington Post Press Review 

“….Some of the best documentaries tell inspiring stories of people overcoming the unthinkable… With an uptick in kidnappings and killings, the situation in Nigeria is looking bleak. How exactly did the country get to such a state? Joanna Lipper’s film looks at the pro-democracy movement in the corrupt African nation but also gives a helpful tutorial on Nigerian politics….” – The Washington Post

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Beautifully Dreaming.. Positively Doing

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Monday Motivation of Inspiring Persons

Hi Friends,

Been a minute but I’m here 🙂 . A little bit of  #Blogger’sBlock (?) but all’s falling back into place now.  Thought to share with you some pretty cool trailblazers of possibilities, for their talents, in their different spheres of influence who have most recently been very inspiring …

Amara Enyia

Amara Enyia is a 30-year-old Nigerian-American Chicagoan municipal consultant and community organizer and she is planning to run against  Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2015 mayoral race. Read why she is running here and more about her here

AMARA ENYIA is running for mayor of Chicago because she believes in transparency in government, integrity in leadership, and equity in policy.
AMARA ENYIA is running for mayor of Chicago because she believes in transparency in government, integrity in leadership, and equity in policy. For more info, like her FB page here

Lupita N’Yongo

Lupita continues to wow us with her wins (talent), fashion style and personality… Lupita Amondi Nyong’o (born 1 March 1983) is a Kenyan actress, film director, and music video director. She made her American film debut in Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years a Slave (2013) as Patsey, for which she received critical acclaim Read more about Lupita here

Lupita
Lupita accepting her Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award for 12 Years a Slave at the 45th NAACP Image Awards. (Source – Her FB Page)

Yagazie Emezi

Visual Curator at yagazieemezi.com. She shares one of the passion of this blog i.e  dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic. Yagazie is a witty vlogger, visual artist/cartoonist, artsy afro~bohemian who recently relaunched her website to feature fellow upcoming creatives’ work. How cool is that. Gotta love creatives who support one another. Check it out here

Yagazie
Yagazie Ledi Francisca Emezi was born and raised in Aba, Nigeria and moved to the United States in 2005 where her love and yearning for home led to an intensified passion for Africa and the arts.Check out her youtube channel

Dayo Okeniyi (One to watch)

Oladayo A. “DayoOkeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian-born actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games. Raised in Lagos Nigeria, he began acting in theatre at his elementary school. In 2003, Dayo, the youngest of five siblings, moved from Nigeria with his family to the United States. Dayo received a Bachelor’s degree of visual communications design in 2009. After college he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting, his true passion. Feb is the month to watch, his recent projects are Endless Love, Cavemen and House of Cards.

 Dayo Okeniyi
Dayo Okeniyi FB page here

Dayo on Camera

As we all beautifully dream and positively do, inspirational stories such as these shine the light of the possibilities, serves as a push to make us  strive to be a better version of ourselves in our callings ( not in competition with others)…and be an influence in our generation..

Beautifully dreaming, positively doing…

xoxo

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