Finding Fela

Finding Fela Release Date: August 1, 2014

The big screen documentary 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.

Finding Fela was directed by Alex Gibney, Oscar winning director of the documentary Taxi To The Darkside.

Finding Fela Trailer

Starring: Fela Kuti,Yeni Kuti,Femi Kuti,Seun Kuti,Bill T. Jones,Okwechime Abdul,Tony Allen,Kewe Anikulapo-Kuti,J.K. Braimah,John Darnton,Lemi Ghariokwu,Ogugua Iwelu,Sandra Izsadore,Francis Kertekian,Jim Lewis,Paul McCartney,Carlos Moore,Dele Sosimi,Rikki Stein,Ahmir-Khalib Thompson,Michael Veal
Genres: BiographyDocumentaryHistoryMusic
Directed By: Alex Gibney
Runtime: 119 minutes
Studio: Kino Lorber
Total Box Office: 120.9 TH
MPAA Rating Unrated