FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Full Frame Documentary FF 2014 (4 April): World Premiere
- Human Rights Watch FF (Chicago/NY) 2014 (3/19 June): Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award
- AFI DOCS 2014 (20 June)
- Raindance FF 2014
- Africa International FF (AFRIFF) 2014: Best Documentary Award
- Aspen Ideas Festival 2014 (3 July)
- United Nations Association FF 2014
- Independent FF (Boston) 2014 (28 April)
- Rio de Janerio IFF 2014
- Lights, Camera Africa 2014
- Nantucket FF 2014 (25 June)
- Film Africa 2014
- Human Rights Human Wrongs (Norway) 2015 (12 February)
- Luxor African Film Festival 2015 (18 March): Special Mention
★★★★★ "The wondrously lensed The Supreme Price (2014) is a documentary of particular note... This is a perfectly wrought documentary, teased out delicately and respectfully but also completely. It will challenge viewers' but also serve as a call to action, no matter what cause it may be... Ultimately, The Supreme Price is a near perfect documentary. Meaty in its matter, deftly weaving together a number of complex issues that are distilled into perfectly digestible bites, this documentary is necessary viewing.
Allie Gemmill, CineVue
"Profoundly moving and thought-provoking documentary... It is engrossing, heartfelt and expertly crafted with clarity and passion for its subject matter. Despite its serious approach, the film's message is one of hope for the future of gender rights and because of this the film becomes an incredibly powerful and inspiring piece."
Raindance Festival review
"Deeply Profound and Beautiful Experience"
"Lipper’s film offers a chance for a critical look at the governance of Africa’s most populous nation, weaving together a history of Nigerian politics with the remarkable but personal story of the Abiola family as well as paying tribute to great activists"
The Voice, Elizabeth Pears
"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."
"My mother made the ultimate sacrifice and I don’t doubt that many other women will have to pay a price [too], but I do not think we have any other option because any society that is silencing its women has no future"
Nina Strochlic, The Daily Beast