September Premier For Bmobile-Sponsored ‘Green Days By The River'

Eleven years ago, Michael Mooleedhar and Christian James met at the University of the West Indies. It was the first time that the institution had offered a Degree in film and they were among the first class of undergraduates who enrolled to pursue the course. In 2014, armed with Film Degrees and a Masters in Creative Design Entrepreneurship and Fine Arts in Creative Producing, respectively – the creative minds reconnected to work on their first feature length film – Green Days by the River – an adaptation of the 1967 novel by renowned Trinidadian author, Michael Anthony.

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Despite shadows, City on the Hill shines

There are several contenders for the best moment in Michael Mooleedhar and Prof Patricia Mohammed’s Belmont, Picton and Laventille documentary, City on the Hill. They include a wonderful understatement of the threat of violence from folk group representative Gail Edinborough, the spoken-word poetry of Freetown Collective president Elton Scantlebury, the opening and closing video montages and the narration and insight throughout of 3Canal leader and Belmont native, Wendell Manwarren.

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New T&T film ‘The Cool Boys’ explores young Caribbean masculinity

In a region such as the Caribbean where film making is considered by many as a burgeoning art form, the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (which will take place from September 19th to October 2nd 2012) has become an annual grand stage for practitioners to display their works. For this year’s staging, one particular film, ‘The Cool Boys’, directed by Michael Mooleedhar has been highly anticipated as it delves into topics pertinent to the experience of young males in Trinidad.

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