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Ida's Daughter: The World of Eintou Pear Springer

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Intef Communications Ltd.


This feature documentary is about the life & work of Poet Laureate Eintou Springer, about the Black Power events of 1970 in which her cousin Theodore Guerra, SC, was a prosecutor and she an activist, about moving away from the influence of the Euro-Christian church and the gravitation to and meaning of African religion in her life, about her racial experiences in her childhood, about literature becoming the source of her interest...
Eintou recalls her childhood in Santa Cruz, the cultural milieu that shaped her, the role of the extended family and that of her grandfather: the stickfighting, the mas, the cuisine, the fauna and flora; memories of a personal nature... Eintou addressing a public audience, interspersed with her play, Kamboulay, performed in the street, brief extract of her play, Hyarima, and her reading poetry. The critical voices of Profs. Carole Boyce-Davies, Funso Aiyejina, Shango Womi discuss the relevance of her work to the region. Prof. Aiyejina, Mavis John and Wendell Manwarren of 3 Canal all speak of their musical & cultural interaction with Eintou. The final sequence speaks of her working life, class and shade prejudices and her mother’s domestic work to educate her brother and her. Communications Ltd.


Type of film
Running Time
75 mins
Amon Saba Saakana
Amon Saba Saakana
Edmund Attong
Amon Saba Saakana
Director of Photography
Edmund Attong
Colin Peters, Edmund Attong
Principal Cast
Michael Cherry, Rebecca Moraldo, Shanya Springer


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Last updated 1st September 2011

Production Company

Intef Communications Ltd


Intef Communications Ltd