Finding Fela

Release date: August 1, 2014
(limited)

Studio: Kino Lorber

Director: Alex Gibney

MPAA Rating: N/A

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Starring: Femi Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Seun Kuti, Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis, Rikki Stein, Lemi Ghariokwu, Queen Kewe Anikulapo-Kuti, Michael Veal, Sandra Izsadore, John Darnton, Dele Sosimi, J.K. Braimah, Francis Kertekian, Tony Allen, Carlos Moore, Okwechime Abdul, Ogugua Iwelu, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Sir Paul McCartney

Genre: Documentary

Duration: N/A

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Plot Summary:

An insightful and provocative look into the life of Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997), his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (a fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) brings audiences close to Mr. Kuti's fight against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 80s. With his audacious music and a great deal of courage, Fela Kuti helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria, promoted Pan Africanist politics to the entire world and became an inspiration in the global fight for the rights of all oppressed people. "Finding Fela" features never-before-seen footage of his major concerts and exclusive interviews with Femi Kuti (Fela's eldest son), Yeni Kuti (Fela's first child), Seun Kuti (Fela's youngest son), Sandra Izsadore (former Black Panther party member), Questlove and Sir Paul McCartney.

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