Amy Winehouse: Documentary about the 10 years since her death

April 03, 2021

The documentary will tell the story of Amy Winehouse from her mother's point of view.
A new documentary describing the story of Amy Winehouse will be released on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of her tragic death.

The documentary "Amy Winehouse: 10 Years On", commissioned by BBC Two and BBC Music, will present the life of the singer from the point of view of her mother, Janis.

"I do not feel that people knew the real Amy, the one I grew up with, and I look forward to the opportunity to learn about her roots and a deeper picture of the real Amy," said Janis Winehouse.

The BBC notes that Janis' view of Amy Winehouse "differs" in many respects from the stories we have known so far.

Janis, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2003, mobilized to make the documentary before her illness erased all memories she had of Amy.

Amy Winehouse's mother referred to the singer's life in the book "Loving Amy: A Mother's Story" published in 2014.

The documentary will include interviews with even more family members and friends of the singer and will examine her life and career before she died at the age of 27 on July 23, 2011.

"Amy was a true idol of music and we could not be more proud to have helped those closest to Amy restore her story 10 years after her death," said Dov Freedman, executive producer of Curious Films.

In 2015, British director Asif Kapadia won the Oscar for Best Documentary for his film "Amy".

However, the singer's family had distanced themselves from this documentary, which she called a "missed opportunity" to honor her life and talent, while claiming that "it is misleading and contains some basic lies."

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, said of Asif Kapadia's film: "I got mixed up when I first watched it. Amy would be outraged. That's not what he wants. "