'FINDING FELA': FELA'S DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

A new documentary, ‘Finding Fela’,  which focuses  on the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be one of the 18 movies  to be globally premiered  at the on-going 2014 edition of Sundance Film Festival in the US.

 Sundance Institute announced that the documentary is among the films and documentary selected to be screened in the out-of-competition premieres of the 30th Sundance Film Festival, which started January 16 and end Jan. 26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Finding Fela is directed by Oscar-winning director; Alex Gibney; produced by Jigsaw Productions alongside Knitting Factory Entertainment among others.

 According to the documentary’s synopsis, Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship and advocate for the rights of oppressed people. This is the story of his life, music, and political importance.    

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