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'Amy' documentary shown as anti-drug film at Thailand juvenile prison

The Amy Winehouse documentary film, 'Amy', is being used in a Thailand prison for anti-drug abuse purposes.

The film was directed by Bafta winner Asif Kapadia and released in UK cinemas in July 2015. It shows the late singer's rise to stardom, struggles and her eventual death from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

The Guardian reports that a juvenile detention centre near Bangkok is using the movie in an attempt to prevent drug addiction amongst its inhabitants.

Kamron Chudecha of the Stop Drink Network told Associated Press: "I think Amy’s story is a real story that reflects real problems in the society, especially among teenagers.

"When Amy felt too much pressure, she acted out and started drinking, but she was gifted and she found that gift. It’s not too late for the students to find their gifts and learn from her mistakes … Amy lost the battle, but these kids still have a chance."

'Amy' recently became the second biggest documentary ever at the UK box office, grossing $5.2m (£3.44m).
The documentary comes out on DVD in November.

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Watch the 'Amy' trailer and the official video for 'Love Is A Losing Game' and her interview on the Jonathan Ross Show from 2004 below: 

 

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