The estate of Nina Simone has partnered with to bring us the definitive documentary on the life and legacy of Nina Simone.

The project will use never-before-seen archival footage to tell her incredible story.

From NewsOne:

According to the press release, Jayson Jackson, the estate’s representative, brought the project to, and it will include “highlights from hours of never-before-seen archival and performance footage tracing Nina’s life from her journey from poverty in the Jim Crow South, to her defining role in the Civil Rights struggle and her arrival on the world’s stage and finally, her self-imposed exile in France.”

“I’ve been waiting for many years to bring the true and complete story of my mom’s life to the screen”, said Simone [Kelly], Nina’s daughter. “I’m excited to be working with partners who have a long history of producing important films and together we will be able to preserve my mom’s cultural and musical legacy.”

Simone’s estate has made clear their displeasure with the controversial upcoming biopic on the singer, with Zoe Saldana in the starring role.

Hopefully their documentary will do justice to this incredible woman.

Read more at NewsOne


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