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Whitney: Can I Be Me

Made with rare footage and exclusive live recordings, Nick Broomfield's film tells Whitney Houston's incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.

From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an 'American princess' and the most awarded female artist ever.

Even though Whitney had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles and became recognised as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn't free to be herself and died at the age of 48.

Made with largely never-before-seen footage and exclusive live recordings, Whitney: Can I Be Me tells Whitney Houston's incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Fri 22 Feb 2019 23:05

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Whitney Houston

    I Will Always Love You

    Live in Frankfurt

  • Cissy Houston

    Celebration

    Choir: New Hope Baptist Church, Newark.
  • Whitney Houston

    Home

    Live on The Merv Griffin Show

  • Whitney Houston

    Greatest Love Of All

    Live at the MTV Video Music Awards 1986

  • Whitney Houston

    So Emotional

  • Bobby Brown

    My Prerogative

  • Whitney Houston

    My Love Is Your Love

    Live in Leipzig 1999

  • Whitney Houston

    All the Man That I Need

  • Richard Smallwood

    I Love the Lord

  • Whitney Houston

    I Will Always Love You

  • Whitney Houston

    If I Told You That

  • Whitney Houston

    My Love Is Your Love

  • Whitney Houston

    I Learned from the Best

  • Whitney Houston

    Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'

  • Whitney Houston

    Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

  • Whitney Houston

    I'm Every Woman

  • 00:19

    Whitney Houston

    Home (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)

  • 00:23

    Whitney Houston

    Greatest Love Of All

  • 01:40

    Emraan Hashmi, Sonal Chauhan, Pritam, Rana Mazumder

    Door Na Ja

  • 01:41

    Chris Tilton

    Donald In The Game

  • 01:42

    Big Black Delta

    Dreary Moon

Credits

Role Contributor
Composer Nick Laird-Clowes
Director Nick Broomfield
Director Rudi Dolezal
Producer Nick Broomfield
Producer Marc Hoeferlin
Editor Marc Hoeferlin
Executive Producer John Battsek
Executive Producer Patrick Holland
Executive Producer Kate Townsend
Executive Producer Vinnie Malhotra
Executive Producer Charles Finch
Executive Producer Shani Hinton
Executive Producer Ben Silverman
Production Company Gospel & Beyond

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