BBC commissions new Amy Winehouse documentary marking 10 years since her death
BBC Two and BBC Music have commissioned a new film on the late Amy Winehouse.
The one-off documentary, Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On, will examine the little known parts of singer's life 10 years after her death from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 in 2011.
Her story will be told mainly through her mother Janis, who will be aided by family, friends and those who knew the Back to Black singer best.
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Janis lives with Multiple Sclerosis and it's said the condition has motivated her to make the personal documentary, which is produced by Curious Films.
She said of the film: “I don't feel the world knew the true Amy, the one that I brought up, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to offer an understanding of her roots and a deeper insight into the real Amy.”
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Max Gogarty and Rachel Davies, Commissioning Editors, said: “Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On promises to be a celebratory and intimate portrayal of one of the brightest musical talents the UK has ever seen.
"Whilst being a celebration of her musical genius and featuring rare and unheard performances, it will also offer a reinterpretation of the prevailing narrative around her rise and fall, told by those closest to her.”
The film will include a look into a never-before-seen personal archive of Amy from her family and from the BBC archives while the Grammy Award-winner's life is set to be celebrated with a range of content and musical performances across television, iPlayer and BBC Sounds.
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BBC Radio will also honour the star's legacy on Radio 6 Music, Radio 2 and Radio 1.
Her life had previously been explored in Asif Kapadia's Amy, but the award-winning documentary was criticised by her father Mitch Winehouse who said it was a "negative" portrayal.
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