kweliTV | Finding Fela

FINDING FELA \ 120 mins \ USA & Nigeria

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. 


Sundance Film Festival; Calgary International Film Festival; Martha's Vineyard Film & Music Festival; Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival; Maine International Film Festival; Cambridge Film Festival; Braunschweig International Film Festival; Milwaukee Film Festival; San Sebastian International Film Festival; Afrikana Film Festival; Sheffield International Film Festival

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Alex Gibney

Director Alex Gibney has been called “the most important documentarian of our time” by Esquire Magazine (Esquire) and “one of America’s most successful and prolific documentary filmmakers” by The New York Times (The NY Times T Magazine).

All from this director.