Nigeria now gets the opportunity to see “Finding Fela”; a documentary on the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
The documentary explores his life, music, and political importance. This will soon be released for viewing to the general public and distributed by Silverbird Film Distribution W.A.
The documentary is directed by Alex Gibney and produced by Jack Gulick & Gibney. The Executive producers were Ruth & Stephen Hendel. The documentary features a myriad of interviews from all over the world by people touched by the genius of the man; his children Femi Kuti, Yeni Kuti & Seun Kuti, his album designer Lemi Ghariokwu, band member Tony Allen, Sandra Izsadore, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson and many others.
It will be screened nationwide in cinemas in Nigeria as from 17th October 2014 but before then a premiere will be held at the New Afrika Shrine on the 12th of October which is the start of the Felabration week (From 12th – 19th October 2014).
Watch the trailer!
Watch Fela’s son,Femi Kuti andStephen Hendel discuss the new documentary ‘Finding Fela’.