Nina Simone: Great Performances - Live College Concerts & Interviews

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Nina Simone: Great Performances - Live College Concerts & Interviews

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2009
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Nina Simone: Great Performances - Live College Concerts & Interviews is a documentary of a well-known civil rights leader and artist, who sent her message across the nation's college campuses in the 60s. Her husband and manager, Andy Stroud, directed and edited the documentary, cashing in his pension so that he can preserve his wife's memory on film. By taking old home movies and footage he shot while Nina performed on stage from 1958-1975, Andy puts together a collection of classic live presentations, never seen before by the public. Nina sings at contentious college campuses, including UC Berkeley, Kent State and Astoria University, places where students were active during the Civil Rights movement. The director shoots his wife carrying her message through songs like "Old Jim Crow," "Mississippi Goddam," Go Limp, "If You Knew," and "I Loves You Porgy." Andy also places clips of Nina enjoying private moments with her family throughout the film.
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    African-American Heritage, Live Performances, Heritage, History