In 1993, after years of military rule, Nigerians elected president of the MKO Abiola. But he never took and canceled the elections by the military, office, and imprisoned in the end Abiola and one of his four wives, Kudirat, took his place as a champion of democracy and women’s rights. Soon, she was assassinated. Pairing this date with the current efforts of the couple’s daughter Hafsa eloquent Abiola, Joanna Lipper at Price High takes viewers to a country where working for human rights comes with the very real possibility of losing one’s life. Although it does not answer every question it raises, and perhaps sometimes confuse beginners, the film raises discontent easily polished and will be welcome in places of learning.
Although it is only one of dozens of children who would be president fathered with his wives and many mistresses (the film does not soften his relationship with women who depend on it), Hafsa makes a clear point of entry to the profession of the family in the public service: Having lived abroad for years many, she left her husband and her children own to return to the complex family and work for reform.
In bouncing among the reasons supporting Hafsa today launched campaigns related to her parents in ’90, Lieber is not always clear enough for viewers who do not have knowledge of the history of the country. You may want to Weber efforts have explored a critical turning point, such as Kudirat to mobilize global support her prison – the pair are drawn clearly, but we miss some context that viewers do read the last film.
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To be fair, the film contains a large number of ground to cover, and 75 minutes is not really enough to tell the stories of three individuals, and summarize the political history of Nigeria, and to assess the importance of global oil reserves and look to the future. This interview before the others in the family Abiola, where at least one of the brothers Hafsa is conservative enough that he would oppose it in theory run for the presidency for religious reasons. In the end, the highest price works best as an introduction, and stir the curiosity of Westerners who are likely to hear a little bit about Nigerian politics on the news, although the majority (poor distribution), the country’s wealth and the importance of global trade.