The Amazing Nina Simone

Director: Jeff L. Lieberman
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Running Time: 110 min.
Language: English

amazing nina simone

The Amazing Nina Simone reveals the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one of America’s true musical geniuses. Through Nina’s friends, family, band members, lovers and fellow activists, we learn the true Nina, and the inspiration behind the songs that for 60 years have moved people to both tears and elation. The film traces her roots from her upbringing in segregated North Carolina and follows Nina’s journey all the way to the South of France and the place where she finally found freedom.

About the Director

Jeff L. Lieberman

jeff liebermanBiography: Jeff L. Lieberman is an award-winning journalist, producer and documentary filmmaker. His TV specials, news stories and documentaries have appeared on CBS, HBO, CNN, Fox and on the websites of Yahoo!, The New York Post, CBS Moneywatch and The Huffington Post.

Jeff’s recent Academy Award-qualifying documentary film, RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria opened theatrically in 2013 in New York and Los Angeles, and screened at festivals in Toronto, Boston, Washington, Vancouver, London, Switzerland and Israel.

Jeff is the founder of RE-EMERGING Films, which also regularly produces documentary programming for Coca-Cola, Walt Disney Films, Showtime’s Homeland, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, Macy’s, Marlo Thomas and Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
The Amazing Nina Simone (2015).

Filmography:
In the Mix: 25 Days and Not a Minute More (2006);
RE-EMERGING: The Jews of Nigeria (2013);
The Amazing Nina Simone (2015).