FINDING FELA

FINDING FELA

**SA PREMIERE**

An absorbing account of Africa’s most important musical figure, Fela Kuti. At once a dangerous revolutionary and Afrobeat visionary, Fela Kuti used music as a weapon against a corrupt Nigerian government and military. Dense mythology has risen around this highly influential musical and political figure, who married 28 wives, produced 50 albums and was arrested 200 times. From Oscar winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, The Armstrong Lie), the firebrand Finding Fela solidifies Kuti’s cultural legacy in Africa and around the world.  Screened at Sydney and Melbourne Film Festivals.

FINDING FELA

Documentary

  • Director: Alex Gibney
  • Year: 2014
  • Run Time: 119 mins
  • Country: US