Academy Award winning filmmaker Liz Garbus has directed a long overdue documentary on Nina Simone using unseen archival music, photos, and film footage tell the story of a fiercely creative, complex, and socially conscious artist.
Nina Simone is personally inspiring because of her singular commitment to her craft, her art, and her message. During the height of the civil rights struggle, she put it all on the line—her fame, her reputation, and her career—to reflect the times in which she lived.
I, for one, am excited to see this film and not the fictional movie on Ms. Simone, as portrayed by Zoe Saldana(!).
Even in the midst of all the sorrow, rage, confusion, and anger in Baltimore; there is great humanity and love displayed in the photos of Devin Allen.
The 26 year-old West Baltimore native has been an amateur photographer for only a few years; but that will change now that his moving black and white images of the protests have attracted the attention of mainstream and social media outlets.
“My city kind of has a bad rap, but I thought if we can come together peacefully, it [would] be epic for this city, and it was my goal to capture that.”– Devin Allen