ARTE FRANCE, SYSTEM TV, BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION
German, English, French
In this intimist portrait of the artist, family and friends reveal her strengths and weaknesses. Musical excerpts abundantly illustrate her rich repertoire.
Singer, piano virtuoso and black rights activist, Nina Simone has led an exciting life, vivid with contrast, from the darkness of oblivion to the glittering lights of the stage and stardom.
In this intimist portrait of the artist, family and friends reveal her strengths and weaknesses, her reticent, fragile, and excessive nature. But it is through her music that Nina best expresses herself; musical excerpts abundantly illustrate her rich repertoire, and ensure the pleasure of rediscovering the genious of her art.