Radical Media and Netflix have paired up to produce and release the undoubtedly epic documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Directed by Academy Award nominated director Liz Garbus, the documentary (done with the permission and cooperation of Simone’s estate), shows the “High Priestess Of Soul” as we have rarely seen her, vulnerable.
According to Shadowandact
“….described as an “epic” documentary, director Liz Garbus’ film interweaves never-before-heard recordings and rare archival footage together, with Nina’’s most memorable songs, incorporating never-before-heard audio tapes, recorded over the course of 3 decades, of Nina, telling her life story to various interviewers and would-be biographers. Rare concert footage and archival interviews, along with diaries, letters, interviews with Nina’’s daughter, Lisa Simone Kelly, friends and collaborators, and other exclusive materials, make this the most authentic, personal, and unflinching telling of the extraordinary life of one of the 20th Century’s greatest recording artists.”
The documentary will be released June 26th. For now, watch the full trailer below: