Finding Fela

Finding Fela
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This documentary 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...

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Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti

Production Details

  • MPAA Rating:
    (NR)
  • Run Time:
    1 hr. 59 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

This documentary 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.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    1 hr. 59 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, August 15, 2014-Limited
    Friday, August 01, 2014-Limited
  • MPAA Rating
    (NR)
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Producer(s)
    N/A
  • Director(s)
    Alex Gibney
  • Writer(s)
    N/A
  • Studio
    Kino Lorber
  • Format(s)
    2D

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