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Director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side
, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
) takes a look behind the scenes of Bill T. Jones' Tony Award-dominating Broadway smash FELA!
and uses it as a springboard to profile the man behind the myth, legendary Nigerian singer Fela Kuti. A certified superstar in Africa and a political rabble-rouser, Fela spent decades leveling musical criticisms against the government and the police. Though he manages to hold on to most of his secrets, the man himself comes across as impressively charismatic and supremely talented in the film's many archival film clips. 119 minutes