Nina Simone's uninhibited, utterly spontaneous musical expression was a hallmark of her stage presence. This captivated audiences and attracted many long-lasting fans. Simone was unable to find a balance between her artistic ambition and her dedication to the movement in the midst of 1960s America's civil rights era. This new documentary, based on hours of audiobiographical tapes and interviews with Simone, shows the unmitigated genius of an artist as well as the absurdities of the time. Simone left her country, family and friends at the peak of her stardom to leave her homeland to live in Liberia, where she gave up her performing career. It is interesting to see her story leading up that moment.