About this project
We are in post production on an engaging and entertaining documentary on the international rise of Seun Kuti, the youngest son of the late legendary activist/musician/singer, Fela Kuti. We have fantastic footage shot in Lagos, Nigeria of Seun Kuti getting his father's band, Egypt 80, back together and interviews with Seun's family, including his mother, Fela's brother, Beko, and Dede Mabiaku.
Bruce Dickson, my partner, met Seun during the filming of another documentary he shot and produced in Lagos called "Welcome to Nollywood" - an expose on the multi-million dollar film industry in Nigeria. Inspired by Seun, Bruce took all the money he earned shooting "Nollywood", and then some, to produce "Seun Kuti: Fela Lives"; the doc is named after the "Fela Lives" tattoo across Seun's back. The editing of over 80 hours of footage is underway, however, we need additional interviews to bring the documentary full circle, as well as funding for sound design, the sound track, and titles. Our goal is to receive funding this summer, finish editing and begin film festival submissions this fall. Clips/Photos of progress will be posted on our website, www.bcuriousproductions.com.
On the tails of the successful Broadway show about Fela, we hope the timely festival screenings of our documentary, "Seun Kuti: Fela Lives" will bring attention to Seun's living tribute to his father's contributions, not only to Afro-beat, but to the world of music, societal enlightenment and the spiritual empowerment among Africans and all who struggle today. Bruce Dickson, an award-winning director and cinematographer, is editing and producing the documentary, www.brucedickson.com.
Thank you for reading about our endeavor and we look forward to gaining your support!
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