BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
International documentary

Finding Fela

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Finding Fela!
USA/ 2014/ 2 t.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti
DIRECTOR:
Alex Gibney
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Maryse Alberti
PRODUCER:
Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick
TEMA:
Musikk
The story of the world's most danceable protest singer

Fela Kuti, activist and pioneer of the afrobeat genre, died in 1997. By the time of his death he had produced several catchy and politically controversial afrobeat tracks, declared a large area of Lagos ("Kalakuta Republic") independent from the Nigerian government, been jailed, and inspired generations of musicians and activists. FINDING FELA is a highly compelling story about Fela, modern Nigeria and Broadway director Bill T. Jones' process of adapting his music to musical theatre.

 

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney (1953, USA) Selected films: WE STEAL SECRETS (2013), MEA MAXIMA CULPA (2012), TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (2007), ENRON (2005)

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