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Finding Fela / Jigsaw Productions presents in association with Knitting Factory Entertainment, Okayplayer and Okayafrica, a film by Alex Gibney.

Finding Fela

Gibney, Alex, film director, film producer. (Added Author).
Gulick, Jack, film producer. (Added Author).
Fela, 1938-1997 singer, composer. (Added Author).
Hendel, Steve, film producer. (Added Author).
Hendel, Ruth, film producer. (Added Author).
Alberti, Maryse, director of photography. (Added Author).
Jankura, Lindy, editor of moving image work. (Added Author).
Kuti, Femi, performer. (Added Author).
Kuti, Yeni, performer. (Added Author).
Questlove, performer. (Added Author).
McCartney, Paul, performer. (Added Author).
Okayplayer (Firm) production company (Added Author).
Okayafrica (Firm) production company (Added Author).
Jigsaw Productions, presenter. (Added Author).
Knitting Factory Entertainment (Firm), production company. (Added Author).
Kino Lorber, Inc., film distributor. (Added Author).
Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; co-producer, Alison Ellwood ; editor, Lindy Jankura ; executive producers, Ruth & Stephen Hendel ; music composed by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti ; producers, Jack Gulick and Alex Gibney ; director, Alex Gibney. (Cast).

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Main DVD 780.92 Finding (Text) 31307022628442 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Special features: Eight extended interviews; Femi Kuti sax solo at the new Africa shrine; Podcast interview with director Alex Gibney; Stills gallery; Trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; co-producer, Alison Ellwood ; editor, Lindy Jankura ; executive producers, Ruth & Stephen Hendel ; music composed by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti ; producers, Jack Gulick and Alex Gibney ; director, Alex Gibney.
Participant or Performer Note:
Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Paul McCartney, Questlove, Yeni Kuti.
Summary, etc.:
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, a combination of jazz, funk, and Nigerian percussion styles. It was also a political force, a propulsive delivery system of Fela's revolutionary ideas, pitched against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a tilt towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela's music and message endure today.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1, 16x9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English.
Subject: Fela, 1938-1997.
Musicians > Nigeria > Biography.
Fela, 1938-1997 > Influence.
Fela, 1938-1997 > Political activity.
Protest songs > Nigeria.
Afrobeat.
Fela!
Genre: Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Concert films.
Nonfiction films.
Filmed performances.

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