West End At War: The Ita Ekpenyon Story



This film tells the story of Ita Ekpenyon, a Nigerian air-raid warden in the St Marylebone area of London during World War II. The script is taken from his booklet ‘Some Experiences of an African Air-Raid Warden’.

The film comprises archive footage c1940 (courtesy of the Family Keen), filmed by A.E. Reneson Coucher OBE), stills (courtesy of Winifred Ekpenyon and Westminster Archives) and animation designed and animated by children and their parents working with Westminster Archives and animator Tom Hillenbrand.

West End at War website http://westendatwar.org.uk/page_id__145_path__0p3p11p.aspx

Link to Ham & High article about the project: http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/what-s-on/art/black_war_hero_hailed_by_young_animators_1_676426

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