Finding Fela

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Synopsis

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.

Credits

Director
Alex Gibney

Producers
Jack Gulick
Alex Gibney


Co-Producer
Alison Ellwood

DOP
Maryse Alberti

Editor
Lindy Jankura

Production Company
Jigsaw Productions, in association with Knitting Factory Entertainment, okayplayer, okayafrica
Composer
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

Executive Producers
Ruth Hendel
Stephen Hendel


Mixer
Tony Volante

Post Supervision
James Salkind

Researcher
Shari Chetok