Hairouna Film Festival

Green Days By The River: A Feature Film Presentation

Expired March 30, 2021 12:00 AM
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A Caribbean coming-of-age classic in the tradition of Sugar Cane Alley, Michael Mooleedhar's first feature is adapted from Michael Anthony's acclaimed 1967 novel. Set in 1952, the story centers on the 15-year-old boy Shellie (Tafari), whose poor but closely knit family has recently relocated to a village in the Mayaro region of Trinidad. With his father seriously ill, Shellie acquires a surrogate father-figure in the wealthy plantation-owner Mr. Gidharee (Lawkaran), and he finds himself torn between Gidharee's seductive half-Indian daughter Rosalie (Kandhai) and the more down-to-earth charms of out-of-town girl Joan (Bartholomew). But does Shellie really have a choice, or has a trap been laid for him from the very beginning? Green Days By The River is a rich sensory experience, featuring a lush sense of place, a superb music-laced soundtrack, and vividly colored, beautifully composed cinematography.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    1 hr 42
  • Language
  • Country
    Trinidad and Tobago
  • Director
    Michael Mooleedhar
  • Screenwriter
    Dawn Cumberbatch
  • Producer
    Christian James