Thu 18 May 2017 | 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Gan HaPsiga - Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv, FREE

Docaviv is one of the highlights of the Tel Aviv Culture calendar. 2017 will be the 19th Festival, and will feature over 100 documentaries split into three awards: Best Israeli Documentary, Best International Documentary, and best Student Documentary. The majority of films are shown at the Cinematheque in Tel Aviv, but several also have special outdoor screenings across Tel Aviv.

Whitney Houston didn’t die of an overdose; She died of a broken heart. The many interviewees in this film about the legendary singer can all agree on that, but none of them can explain why Houston could never ask for the help she needed. Ever since she was first discovered, Houston shot to the top like a guided missile. One by one, her songs became monster hits, money piled up, and she became the darling of white America. But she also raised the ire of the black audience, and became the focus of rumors about her sexual preferences and family troubles, and about the large circle of friends and relatives she supported. This film tries to find out who Whitney Houston really was, utilizing previously unseen interviews and performances.

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