Southwest Alternative Media Project and Rice Cinema film screening: Finding Fela

Courtesy photo

Musician and activist Fela Kuti (1938–1997), credited with creating the musical movement Afrobeat, rose to international stardom. He turned his prominence into a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship, and after developing AIDS, he helped to raise awareness of the disease's devastating presence in Africa.

Directed by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney and inspired by the Bill T. Jones-directed Broadway hit Fela, this documentary combines behind-the-scenes shots from the stage show, interviews with Kuti's family and contemporaries, and archival performance footage. The film features commentary by Bill T. Jones, Sir Paul McCartney, Ahmir Khalib "Questlove" Thompson and many others.



Rice Cinema
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.