Type of media Film
Approved Running time 120m 12s
Release date 05/09/2014
BBFCInsight strong language, drug use
Director(s) Alex Gibney
Cast includes Fela Kuti (archive footage), Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, Bill T. Jones
Cut This work was passed uncut.
BBFCinsight publication date 26/08/2014
Note: The following text may contain spoilers
FINDING FELA is a documentary about the Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Kuti.
Occasional strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker').
Numerous references to Fela Kuti's cannabis use, and several shots of him holding and smoking large joints.
One sequence shows a man having his throat cut during a ritual, after which he is buried in the ground; this is quickly revealed to be trick. There are also images of war violence, including sight of dead bodies, images of political unrest and police beatings, and verbal references to the violent abuse of women by the Nigerian authorities during a raid on Fela Kuti's house. There are also numerous references to Kuti's sexual lifestyle.
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