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Her Parents Made the Ultimate Sacrifice for Democracy—She Continues the Fight

Director Joanna Lipper's award-winning documentary The Supreme Price centers around one family's fight for democracy in Nigeria. In the 1990s key leaders of the pro-democracy movement, M.K.O and Kudirat Abiola, died at the hands of the country's military dictatorship. This extended trailer follows their daughter, Hafsat Abiola, as she continues her parents' mission to turn a corrupt culture of governance into a democracy capable of serving the country's most marginalized population: women.

Visit Women Make Movies to purchase the full-length film, watch the U.S television broadcast premiere of The Supreme Price on Global Voices, and read a Q&A with the filmmaker.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.