Miss Juneteenth beauty queen and single mum Turquoise Jones attempts to get her rebellious teenage daughter to follow in her footsteps – even if she's not entirely enthusiastic about the idea.
The 'Miss Juneteenth' title, commemorating the day slavery was abolished in Texas, didn't deliver everything the title promised, but Turquoise is determined to right these wrongs, as she strives to not just survive – but thrive.
A warmhearted and beautifully observed indie movie, Miss Juneteenth follows the soulful journey of a determined woman who takes on the burden of representing history, and generations of black women, all the while standing tall in spite of her own shortcomings as she marches, step by step, toward self-realisation.
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