The documentary about the Idakeda Intervention technique "Baby Doll Meets Midnight Robber: Carnival Intervention for the At Risk" will debut this week at the prestigious Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Canada. Our documentary will be shown as part of Trinidad night, screening room three William Doo Auditorium, University of Toronto at 7pm.
The festival, founded by award winning Trinidad and Tobago director Frances-Ann Solomon, is in its fourth year and features the work of filmmakers and animators from across the Caribbean region. The festival is dedicated this year to the Martinique-born film legend, Euzhan Palcy, the first black female director to be produced by a major Hollywood studio. Ms. Palcy herself will be in attendance at the Festival.
The Idakeda documentary introduces the entirely original Baby Doll Intervention Technique to educators and wider audiences in a compelling, entertaining format. Technique originator, Eintou Pearl Springer of Trinidad and Tobago – playwright, cultural activist and National Cultural Awardee – reveals how her country's Carnival inspires her to create plays which motivate and empower young people who are ‘At Risk'.
We gain insight into the Baby Doll, a Traditional Carnival character, who represents a troubled young woman looking for the father of her child. Baby Doll's journey of self-exploration leads to encounters with the Devil and the Midnight Robber. The audience is taken into Baby Doll's home, to witness the dysfunction and troubling confrontation between Baby Doll, her mother Dame Lorraine and her mother's lover, Fancy Sailor.
Eintou, through her plays, provides solutions to the issues of safe sexual behaviour and healthy lifestyle choices for young people, in a positive and sustainable way.
Dara E. Healy directs, supported by Hayden Louis her colleague and friend.
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