Thursday 19 September, 2019

Green Days by the River film coming to St Lucia

The award-winning Trinidadian drama Green Days by the River is set to be screened in St Lucia starting Thursday, January 18, 2018.

Based on the novel of the same name by Trinidadian writer and historian Michael Anthony, the film is set in 1952 Trinidad, where an opportunistic Black village boy struggling with poverty and his sick father finds solace in a wealthy Indian farmer and his captivating daughter, until he falls for a city girl, and discovers the scheming entrapment of his solace that would shatter his love life and manhood.

The film launched the TT Film Festival (ttff) 2017 capturing the awards for both best TT feature and people’s choice for best feature film narrative. The film then opened in local cinemas where director Michael Mooleedhar said it had been well received.

The film screened at the Belize Film Festival and showed at various schools. He said this was the first test of the response to the film outside of Trinidad and they had a really good reception with schoolchildren loving the movie.

In St Lucia, the release will be accompanied by a school tour. The director says that they are targeting countries with the Caribbean Examinations Council curriculum where Green Days has featured on the literature syllabus.

Please contact deniel.novella@gmail.com to sign your school up to receive discounted ticket prices and special school showing times. Minimum students of 100. 

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