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Amy Winehouse family criticise 'misleading' documentary

The family of Amy Winehouse have issued a statement to criticise an upcoming documentary about the late singer.

Award-winning director Asif Kapadia has overseen the creation of Amy, a new documentary set for a July 3 release.

However, the family of the singer - who died in 2011 as a result of alcohol poisoning - claim that the film is "misleading".

They added in a statement that they want to "disassociate themselves" from the documentary movie.

The message said: "They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths. There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.

"The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy’s associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut."

The statement continues: "The film suggests for instance that not enough was done for Amy, that her family and management pushed her into performing or did not do enough to help her.

"In reality, the filmmakers were told of a huge effort from all concerned to help Amy at all stages of her illness and their constant presence in her life throughout, as well as that of many excellent medical professionals."

Winehouse's father Mitch told The Sun that he "felt sick" when he watched the flick for the first time.

A rep for the film told the People that the documentary is fair, saying:

"We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews."

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Watch a trailer for Amy below: