SWAN DAY 2014: The Supreme Price 3/29/14

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 ...

Joanna Lipper is an award winning filmmaker, photographer, author and lecturer at Harvard University, where she teachers Using Film for Social Change. Her work as a documentary filmmaker has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation/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. Other directing and producing credits include Inside Out: Portraits of Children, Growing Up Fast and Little Fugitive. Lipper's book about teen parenthood Growing Up Fast, was published in 2003 by Picador to notable praise, including Publisher's Weekly, which called it "compelling and important." 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 the Summer of 2010. The series was featured along with related multimedia installation at Photo De Mere in Vannes, France in 2011.

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Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts.

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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.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts

Event Information
SWAN Day 2014
Screening + Talk:  The Supreme Price
Date/Time:Saturday, Mar. 29, 2014
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
RSVP online
Location:SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
Beatrice Theater

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