- Title: Amy Winehouse remembered in new film marking 10 years since death
- Date: 21st July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JULY 25, 2011) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PHOTOGRAPHERS OUTSIDE WINEHOUSE'S HOUSE MITCH WINEHOUSE, AMY WINEHOUSE'S FATHER, STANDING NEXT TO AMY WINEHOUSE'S MOTHER JANIS, LOOKING AT FLORAL TRIBUTES AND CRYING MITCH WINEHOUSE AND AMY WINEHOUSE'S MOTHER JANIS LOOKING AT TRIBUTES (SOUNDBITE) (English) FATHER OF AMY WINEHOUSE, MITCH WINEHOUSE, SAYING: "We're devastated and I'm speechless, but thanks for coming, thank you very much, and I hope to see you again soon." POLICE CORDON OUTSIDE WINEHOUSE'S HOUSE LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JULY 26, 2011) (REUTERS) MEDIA WAITING OUTSIDE GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM / WIDE OF CAR PARK AND GUESTS LEAVING FUNERAL MUSIC PRODUCER OF WINEHOUSE'S "BLACK TO BACK" ALBUM, MARK RONSON LEAVING CEREMONY PHOTOGRAPHERS MITCH WINEHOUSE, LEAVING CEREMONY WITH HIS WIFE JANE (NOT AMY'S MOTHER) CAR PARK CLOSE OF FAN'S HAND WITH "AMY" AND A HEART WRITTEN ON IT / WIDE OF CARS LEAVING
- Embargoed: 4th August 2021 13:12
- Keywords: Amy Winehouse Back to Black Blake Fielder Civil Janis Winehouse-Collins Mitch Winehouse Reclaiming Amy Rehab
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Europe,Music
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- Story Text: Amy Winehouse's family and friends look back on her life in a new documentary marking 10 years since the singer's death, with harrowing accounts of her rise to global fame and struggles with addiction.
Narrated by her mother Janis Winehouse-Collins, "Reclaiming Amy" features home footage, family pictures and interviews with close friends who recall the six-time Grammy Award winner's happier as well as darker times.
Winehouse-Collins, who has multiple sclerosis (MS), has rarely spoken about her daughter publicly but shares her version of events in the documentary, which was commissioned by Britain's BBC Two and BBC Music and will air on Friday (July 23).
"It's only looking back now that I realise how little we understood," Winehouse-Collins says in the film. "She was prone to addiction, she could not stop herself. It's a very cruel beast."
Winehouse, who struggled with drink and drug problems through much of her career, died from alcohol poisoning at her north London home on July 23, 2011. She was 27.
Considered one of the most talented singers of her generation with hits including "Rehab" and "Back to Black", her untimely death shook the music world.
"I look back and there's lots of things I wish I would have done differently," says her father Mitch Winehouse, who has faced criticism in the media over the singer's struggles.
"You couldn't tell her to do something or not do something ... nobody controlled Amy. Amy was the governor."
The documentary, which addresses Winehouse's relationships, bulimia and mental health issues, details her family and friends' powerless attempts to help her.."
In happier moments, Winehouse-Collins reads her daughter's school report cards, which noted her love of performing.
(Production: Sarah Mills, Marie-Louise Gumuchian)
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