Finding Fela

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Finding Fela
Finding Fela poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alex Gibney
Produced by Alex Gibney
Jack Gulick
Jigsaw Productions
Release dates
Running time 120 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Finding Fela is a 2014 documentary film directed by Alex Gibney, portraying and analysing the life of pioneering musician Fela Kuti.[1] The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014.[2][3]


A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.


Finding Fela received mixed reviews from critics. Geoffrey Berkshire of Variety, said in his review that "This watchable but rather rote chronicle fails to find a compelling perspective on Kuti's significant life and legacy."[4] David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter praised the film by saying that "An absorbing if not quite definitive patchwork of the life and legacy of an unorthodox artist."[5]

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