Marie Michael Library
The Supreme Price
This film tells the story of Hafsat Abiola, daughter of human rights heroine Kudirat Abiola, and Nigeria's 1993 President-elect M.K.O. Abiola. Soon after the 1993 election, Abiola's victory was annulled and he was arrested. While he was imprisoned, his wife Kudirat took over leadership of the pro-democracy movement and won international attention for the struggle against human rights violations perpetrated by military dictatorship. She was assassinated in 1996. In this video, the Abiola family's story unfolds as Hafsat continues to face the challenge of transforming corrupt governance into a democracy capable of serving Nigeria's most marginalized population: women.