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Finding Fela


Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney’s incisive and illuminating film FINDING FELA is a sweeping portrait of the artist as guerilla warrior. Set to the insistent groove of Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti’s revolutionary Afrobeat sound, the remarkable story of one man’s courageous stand against a corrupt and dictatorial government gives testament to the transformative power of music as a force for social and political change. Fela’s influence spanned the globe as his soaring music and unstoppable spirit transported audiences in the Americas, Europe and, most importantly, throughout Africa.


  • Sight & Sound Magazine
    "Film of the Week"
  • The Times
    "A powerful film" ★★★★

Festival Participation

  • Sundance Film Festival - 2014
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest - 2014
  • San Sebastian Film Festival - 2014
  • IDFA - 2014
  • CPH:DOX - 2014

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