Music documentary

BBC musical documentary about Amy Winehouse’s mother

Marking 10 years since the death of the ever-remarkable British musician, BBC Two and BBC Music announce an Amy Winehouse documentary titled, Amy Winehouse: 10 years later, to celebrate his life and legacy. The behind-the-scenes film is largely told from the perspective of his mother, Janice Winehouse.

“I don’t feel like the world knew the real Amy, the one I raised,” the singer’s mother said in the press release. “I look forward to the opportunity to offer an understanding of her roots and a deeper insight into the real Amy.”

Winehouse made waves for his generation, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, Back to black and Franc. Struggling with alcohol and drug addiction for several years, the singer died on July 23, 2011, at the age of 27, from alcohol poisoning.

Living with multiple sclerosis, Janis Winehouse was driven to shed light on her daughter’s story from a perspective the world has yet to hear. Janis fears that one day she won’t be able to retain Amy’s memories as her illness progresses, so she took the opportunity to immortalize her daughter’s memory on film.

The 60-minute documentary will feature an intimate portrait of the incomparable musician with never-before-seen footage and photos. A three-CD compilation of her BBC performances will be presented with the feature and broadcast on BBC Two later this year.

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