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Title Finding Fela / Jigsaw Productions presents in association with Knitting Factory Entertainment, Okayplayer and Okayafrica presents ; produced by Jack Gulick, Alex Gibney ; directed by Alex Gibney.

Publication Info. [United States] : Fela Films, [2015]
New York, N.Y. : Kino Lorber, Inc.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Audio-Visual Materials  DVD 780.92 F49    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical surround Dolby rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (1.78:1, 16x9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Note Title from container.
Performer Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti, Paul McCartney, Questlove, Yeni Kuti, .
Credits Director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; co-producer, Alison Ellwood ; editor, Lindy Jankura ; executive producers, Ruth & Stephen Hendel ; music composed by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Note Special features: Eight extended interviews; Femi Kuti sax solo at the new Africa shrine; Podcast interview with director Alex Gibney; Stills gallery; Trailer.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2014.
Summary 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.
Subject Fela, 1938-1997.
Fela, 1938-1997 -- Influence.
Fela, 1938-1997 -- Political activity.
Musicians -- Nigeria -- Biography.
Protest songs -- Nigeria.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Filmed performances.
Added Author Gibney, Alex, film director, film producer.
Gulick, Jack, film producer.
Fela, 1938-1997, singer, composer.
Kuti, Femi, performer.
McCartney, Paul.
Container of (expression): Fela, 1938-1997. Songs. Selections.
Jigsaw Productions, presenter.
Knitting Factory Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Kino Lorber, Inc.
Fela Films (Firm)
Standard No. 738329156022
Music No. K1560 Kino Lorber
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