SWAN Day 2014: The Supreme Price
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Event hosted by: SVA's BFA Film & Animation Department
Event hosted by: New York Women in Film & Television
Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, Women in Arts and Media Coalition, Women Make Movies and HerFlix at the SVA Theater for a screening of the documentary The Supreme Price in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists. Â Please click on the ticket icon above to RSVP. Â This event is free and open to the public.
There will be a Q&A with industry leaders and reception following the screening. The event will begin with opening remarks from Reeves Lehman, Chairman of Film, Video and Animation at School of Visual Arts.
The Supreme Price is a feature length documentary that traces the evolution of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts within the movement to increase female participation, especially in leadership roles. After her father’s victory in the presidential election is annulled and her mother is assassinated by military dictatorship agents, Hafsat Abiola faces the challenge of transforming a corrupt governance culture into a democracy capable of serving the country’s most marginalized population: women.
This film was made with generous support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Just Films, ITVS, the Gucci-Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Women Make Movies and IFP Spotlight on Documentaries. The extended trailer for this film was commissioned by Gucci to launch their global Chime for Change Campaign at TED 2013.
After the screening, stay for a conversation with…
Joanna Lipper is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, author and lecturer at Harvard University, where she teaches Using Film for Social Change. Her documentary work has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Just Films, ITVS, Women Make Movies, IFP Spotlighting Documentaries and the BritDoc Foundation. In 2012, she won the Gucci-Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award for The Supreme Price. Her other credits include Inside Out: Portraits of Children, Growing Up Fast and Little Fugitive. Her book on teen parenthood, Growing Up Fast, was released in 2003 to notable praise, and her photographic series, Seaweed Farmers in Zanzibar, was featured at the San Francisco Arts Commissioin Gallery and the International Museum of Women in 2010.