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Documentaire / 2019 / 1:34 / Director: Joel Zito Araújo / / Brazilië / Spoken languages: English, French / Subtitles: English

My Friend Fela provides a new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, in order to counter the most often portrayed narrative of Fela “as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto”, according to director Joel Zito Araújo. The complexity of Fela’s life is unravelled through the eyes and conversations of his close friend and official biographer, the African-Cuban Carlos Moore.By placing Fela’s personal history in a pan-African context, the film becomes not only a portrait of one man but also of a pan-African generation.


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Documentaire / 2019 / 1:34 / Director: Joel Zito Araújo / / Brazilië / Spoken languages: English, French / Subtitles: English

My Friend Fela provides a new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, in order to counter the most often portrayed narrative of Fela “as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto”, according to director Joel Zito Araújo. The complexity of Fela’s life is unravelled through the eyes and conversations of his close friend and official biographer, the African-Cuban Carlos Moore.By placing Fela’s personal history in a pan-African context, the film becomes not only a portrait of one man but also of a pan-African generation.


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