Finding Fela (DVD)

Directed by Alex Gibney

Release Year: 2014
Running Time: 120
UPC: 7 38329 15602 2
Close Caption: Yes
Color Type: Color and B&W
Country: U.S.
Language: English [audio]
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Questlove
Paul McCartney
Femi Kuti
Fela Kuti

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Directed by Alex Gibney

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).


DVD Extras Include:

Extended Interviews, Still Gallery, Trailer, Femi Kuti Live at the New Afrika Shrine, Podcast interview with Director Alex Gibney

  • Official Selection Sundance Film Festival

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