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Liz Garbus on What Sets Her 'Nina Simone' Doc Apart From Upcoming Biopic

06/11/2015 10:05 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2016

Tonight, I'm joined by prolific filmmaker Liz Garbus. The Academy Award-nominated documentarian has directed a new film that uses rare archival footage and never-before-heard recordings to paint a remarkable portrait of legendary singer Nina Simone. The project, titled What Happened, Miss Simone?, premieres June 26th on Netflix.

In the clip below, Liz explains the distinguishing quality that sets her documentary apart from the much-talked-about upcoming Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana.

For more of our conversation, be sure to tune in to Tavis Smiley on PBS. Check our website for your local TV listings: www.pbs.org/tavis.