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Amy Winehouse's father says Oscar-winning documentary is 'misleading'
By
Kiah Welsh

Published

March 1, 2016

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Although the documentary, Amy, won an Academy Award at the Oscars this past Sunday — Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, isn't too happy.

In a series of Twitter posts, Mitch claims the documentary about his daughter is misleading.

   

Asif Kapadia, mentioned in Mitch's tweet, is the British filmmaker who filmed the Oscar-winning documentary.

Mitch has been a vocal critic since the documentary first previewed at the Cannes Film Festival last May. In an interview with the Associated Press, he says he "went mad – I was throwing things at the screen” when he first saw Kapadia’s documentary, which includes interviews with friends, family members and fellow musicians.

In the documentary, family and friends are depicted contributing unintentionally to Amy's struggle of fame and addiction.

Questioned about Mitch's opposition, Kapadia says the documentary was meant to show the world how great a musician she was.

"The film is about Amy. She became a bit of a punch bag and a bit of a bad gag. The film has opened people's eyes to her again and what a great talent she was. That's what our job was and I think we have done that and that should be enough," Kapadia tells the Telegraph.

"Part of the aim of the film was to tell Amy's story, and for me when I started learning about her, I fell in love with her and wanted the world to see the real girl, but also how complicit we were, the things we said, the things we commented."

Mitch says he plans to make his own film in memory of his daughter titled Letter to Amy. The film will feature songs, poems, and messages to the late singer.