Finding Fela

Directed by Alex Gibney

Synopsis

"Finding Fela" tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela's music and message in their struggle for freedom.

Film Info

Release Year: 2014
Running Time: 120
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela's music and message in their struggle for freedom. Directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side).

Cast

    Fela Kuti (himself)
    Femi Kuti (himself)
    Paul McCartney (himself)
    Questlove (himself)

Crew

  • Directed by Alex Gibney

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Photos

  • Director Alex Gibney.
    • Bill T Jones
      • Dele Sosimi
        • Fela Kuti
          • Fela Kuti
            • Fela Kuti
              • Fela Kuti
                • Femi Kuti.
                  • Femi Kuti.
                    • Seun Kuti.
                      • Yeni Kuti.
                        • Fela Anikulapo Kuti 1983 Shrine.