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Filmmaker Joanna Lipper discusses her creative process during an interview for The Atlantic focusing on The Supreme Price

"Ms Lipper has used previously unseen archive footage to great effect... There are moments of terrible sadness... But Ms Lipper just as deftly includes moments of surreal comic horror... 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." -The Economist

THE GUARDIAN - AFRICAN CINEMA: FIVE BEST POLITICAL FILMS - "Joanna Lipper’s documentary traces the evolution of Nigeria’s pro-democracy movement and the effort to increase the number of women in leadership roles. It combines daring reporting with behind the scenes access and dramatic archive footage through some of the country’s most unstable periods. A fascinating history lesson of a nation still struggling to emerge from military rule."

"The Supreme Price may sound like a metaphorical title, but after seeing this strong, forthright documentary, you'll understand it's the literal truth." -Los Angeles Times

Links to Reviews, Articles and Interviews about The Supreme Price are aggregated at the film's official website. (Excerpts and links to Publications include The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, The Telegraph, The Independent, Indiewire, World Policy Journal, BET Online, The Nigerian Tribune. The Voice, LA Weekly, Village Voice, etc....)

One World Media is proud to announce the top contenders in each of the categories for this year’s Awards, which recognize excellence in international journalism and coverage of developing countries. View The Supreme Price on Long List for Awards here! The annual One World Media Awards is one of the foremost awards in the UK. It rewards the most outstanding coverage of the developing world and recognises the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in increasing cultural understanding and promoting fairness and justice worldwide.

The Huffington Post cites Joanna Lipper as one of the "finest and noblest" documentary filmmakers this year for her work on The Supreme Price. She "certainly succeeds with this one, catching a crucial moment in that explosive country where 200 girls have been lost, at best."

The Washington Post includes Joanna Lipper's film The Supreme Price on its list of recommendations for what to see at AFI Docs.

Leading educational distributor features Joanna Lipper's award-winning documentary Inside Out: Portraits of Children on the cover of their Fall 2013 Catalog. This film about imagination and creativity in children is available via DVD and VOD from Films For the Humanities and Sciences.  PURCHASE FILM HERE

Gucci launches a new global campaign for girls’ and women’s empowerment at TED2013, led by Frida Giannini, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Salma Hayek Pinault. UNICEF PRESS RELEASE. 

Chime for Change campaign launches with Salma Hayek Pinault presenting the extended trailer of The Supreme Price at TED 2013, Long Beach. Read about it in The Daily Mail.

Joanna Lipper is awarded the Gucci Tribeca Spotlighting Women Documentary Award.

Using film for social change at Harvard. Read the article at USA Today

Joanna Lipper's documentary film The Supreme Price receives Chicken & Egg Grant. Read the article in Indiewire.

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery & International Museum of Women presents Joanna Lipper's multi-media slideshow Seaweed Farmers, Zanzibar

The Harvard Gazette writes about Joanna Lipper, a W.E.B DuBois fellow's, film Little Fugitive