Seaweed Farmers in Zanzibar - Solo Exhibition, Vannes, France
This short video documents the installation and opening of Joanna Lipper's solo exhibition, "Seaweed Farmers in Zanzibar" featuring twenty-three photographs and a multimedia installation. This video, made by the gallery, is intended to be supporting material for the photographic series.
London Live Profiles Joanna Lipper's Exhibition at Gallery of African Art
This short video documents Joanna Lipper's exhibition, "Chief Nike Davies Okundaye: The Power of One Woman" at Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) and is intended to be supporting material for the photographic series. Features both artists discussing their work along with coverage of the exhibition.
The Supreme Price Extended Trailer
For more info about the 75-minute feature film and interviews with the filmmaker, Joanna Lipper, please visit: thesupremeprice.com
"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.” - The New York Times
"African Cinema: Top Five Political Films - The Supreme Price...combines daring reporting with behind the scenes access and dramatic archive footage through some of the country’s most unstable periods. A fascinating history lesson of a nation still struggling to emerge from military rule." - The Guardian
"Filled with intrigue, tragedy and hope, The Supreme Price highlights the close link between the West African regional power’s democratic development and the daily struggles of its women and girls.... One important facet of The Supreme Price is that its story is told from a woman’s point of view. A man’s perspective, no matter how skillfully made and however well researched and intentioned, would have been unlikely to have the same impact.... Alongside her roles as a filmmaker, author and photographer, Lipper also lectures at Harvard University, teaching a course on ‘Using Film for Social Change’. The Supreme Price, it seems, puts the principles she teaches into practice." - Screen Africa
"Ms Lipper has used previously unseen archive footage to great effect with the story moving effortlessly between past and present, talking heads and footage from the campaign trail, personal moments and public opinions. There are moments of terrible sadness... But Ms Lipper just as deftly includes moments of surreal comic horror... The themes are heavy: murder and injustice, in a country ravaged by oil money and military rule. It hardly sounds like a recipe for an uplifting film, but Ms Lipper has been careful to ensure that the story is more about going forward than dwelling on the tragedy of the past... it is surely a good thing that a film like this now exists, touching on the issues the kidnappings brought to life and showing how important women are to a country like Nigeria and why it is in everyone’s interest to listen to them." - The Economist
"'The Supreme Price' is a Door to Africa's Recent History." - The New York Times