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★ ★ ★ 1/2! The film contains plenty of snippets of his infectiously danceable, politically charged songs…Hacking away at the thicket of thorny contradictions that surrounded Fela, [the film shapes] a coherent yet honest portrait of the man.

–Michael O'Sullivan, The Washington Post

FINDING FELA tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world. The power and potency of Fela’s message is completely current today and is expressed in the political movements of oppressed people, embracing Fela’s music and message in their struggle for freedom.

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  Kino Lorber

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