A group of unknowns noticed that legendary actress Juanita Moore had no star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Having won an Oscar for her role in “Imitation of Life” (1959), making over 70 films and playing the role of mentor paving the way for many Black performers, this new documentary makes clear that Ms. Moore never got the recognition she so richly deserved and today her name is unfamiliar to most. Using archival footage, interviews with Moore’s contemporaries, those she inspired and numerous interviews with Moore herself, we follow the career and struggles of this Hollywood pioneer upon whose shoulders so many stood.
Jury Award – The Montreal International Black Film Festival
Best Documentary Award – Dok Leipzig International Programme