This is the extraordinary story of the first black superstar: Josephine Baker. How the poor little black girl from Missouri became the queen of Paris, before joining the French Resistance and creating his 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 its worldwide fame, Josephine Baker experienced racism daily on her travels in America. These tragic experiences sparked a desire for change in her and sparked the desire to start a battle for civil rights.. On 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 awakening to a superstar: of his beginnings as a "banana dancer", to the humanist fighter. But can fame change the world?
Director :
Ilana Navaro
Production :
Executive Producer: Kepler 22 - Novak Prod
Co: RTBF – ARTE France- RTS – CNC