The Family of Woman Film Festival will screen “The Supreme Price” in Boise at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Boise State University Special Events Center, 1910 University Drive. It’s free.
The documentary is about human rights leader Hafsat Abiola, the daughter of former Nigerian president-elect Chief Moshood Abiola, who was imprisoned and died under questionable circumstances in 1998. Hafsat now is leading the fight to bring democracy and equity for women to her country.
The film opened the Family of Woman festival Feb. 26 in Sun Valley and is one of two films the festival shared in Boise.
“Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars” screened on Feb. 25.
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Former Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa will welcome Abiola and filmmaker Joanna Lipper, who will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.
The screening is part of a new partnership between the festival and BSU that festival founder Peggy Elliott Goldwyn forged when she took a position on the Andrus Center for Public Policy board.
The Nigerian elections are postponed because the current President Goodluck Jonathan diverted the military support needed to protect the polls to combat the Boko Haram, an extreme Muslim faction kidnapped 270 schoolgirls in April 2014. His opponent Muhammadu Buhari claims the maneuver has political origins.
You can learn more about the situation at the screening.
The Family of Woman festival continues in Sun Valley through March 1.