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Post-production Triangle7

A film by Ilana Navaro

Production Novak Prod

Year of finish 2018

This is the extraordinary story of the first black superstar: Josephine Baker. How did the poor little black girl from Missouri become the queen of Paris, before joining the French Resistance and creating her dream family “the rainbow tribe” by adopting twelve children from all over the world? Rare and unprecedented archives will solve the puzzle of his fascinating career. Despite her worldwide fame, Josephine Baker experienced racism daily during her travels in America. These tragic experiences triggered in her a desire for change and aroused the desire to start a battle for civil rights. In 1963, during the famous march on Washington, she will be the only woman to speak on stage alongside Martin Luther King. This documentary traces the journey of a superstar's self-awareness: from her beginnings as a "banana dancer", to humanist fighter. But can fame change the world?

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