|SWAN Day 2014 Event:|
The Supreme Price
Saturday Mar. 29, 2014
Join NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, School of Visual Arts Film department, Women in the Arts & 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.
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 (Produced/Directed by Joanna Lipper) is a feature-length documentary 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. Produced and directed by Joanna Lipper, this film was made with support from The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation/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 ...
Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts.
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Mar. 10, 2014