Finding Fela! Trailer (2014)

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Trailer for the documentary Finding Fela!

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.

Fela Kuti was an open polygamist. In 1978 the activist married twenty-seven women in a single wedding. The strain of being married to so many proved challenging, causing Kuti to divorce them all before his death in 1997 from AIDS-related complications.

Duration
2 min 1 sec

Views
7,542

Posted On
June 29, 2014
Director
Alex Gibney

Writer
Alex Gibney

Studio
Kino Lorber

Release
August 1, 2014
Cast
Fela Kuti
Yeni Kuti
Femi Kuti
Seun Kuti
Bill T. Jones
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