Prime Video has acquired worldwide rights for the new, feature-length Celine Dion documentary, I Am: Celine Dion.
Celine Dion fans, rejoice! Prime Video has just acquired rights to the new feature-length documentary, titled I Am: Celine Dion.
In the documentary, Dion speaks of her recent diagnosis of SPS (Stiff Person Syndrome) and what it’s taken for her to keep performing.
“This last couple of years has been such a challenge for me, the journey from discovering my condition to learning how to live with and manage it, but not to let it define me,” Celine Dion said of the documentary in a press release. “As the road to resuming my performing career continues, I have realised how much I have missed it, of being able to see my fans. During this absence, I decided I wanted to document this part of my life, to try to raise awareness of this little-known condition, to help others who share this diagnosis.”
According to John Hopkins’ Medicine, SPS is “a rare autoimmune neurological disorder that most commonly causes muscle stiffness and painful spasms that come and go and can worsen over time.”
I Am: Celine Dion is the latest music documentary to offer an intimate look at one of the biggest, global stars on the planet. Ed Sheeran, Pink, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift have all had their own documentaries as well.
“Celine Dion is a global megastar with a career defined not only by her extraordinary work ethic and passion, but by her dedication to her fans,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios. “This documentary is a raw, intimate portrayal of a pivotal time in her personal life and career, pulling back the curtain on her journey as she overcomes an unthinkable diagnosis. It’s an honour to be trusted with her story, and we can’t wait to share it with Prime Video audiences around the world.”
Dion’s career has spanned four decades and numerous hit singles. In fact, she’s one of the most successful female artists of all time, but she will perhaps always be best remembered as the singer behind “My Heart Will Go On” from James Cameron’s Titanic.
The documentary will be available to stream on Prime Video, but there’s no set release date yet.