Green Days by the River is one of the most best-loved works of Caribbean literature. Written by lauded Trinidadian author Michael Anthony in 1967, the book illuminates the formative years of a boy growing up on the island. This coming of age story has enthralled readers all over the world for decades, and it is now being brought to life.

For the first time, this beloved tale will be brought to film screens, introducing a whole new generation to the wonder of a country and a boy on the cusp of great change.

This film seeks to break new ground in Caribbean film-making, showcasing the rich talent and boundless promise of our people.

Filmmaker Bio


Green Days by the River (2017) is the first feature film of rising film director Michael Mooleedhar. This probing look at Trinidadian culture is the culmination of his journey into understanding the forces of culture & race.

His previous successes were short films which he collaborated with his mentor Professor Patricia Mohammed gaining acclaim locally and as far afield as New Dehli. ‘Coolie Pink & Green’ (2009) not only won People’s Choice at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival but opened the Parvasi Film Festival in New Delhi. ‘The Cool Boys'(2012) and ‘City on the Hill’ (2015), explored inner-city struggles in a tasteful thought-provoking way. ‘City On The Hill’ Went on to win People’s Choice Award at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.

Michael has traveled widely, seeking to understand the world in which he lives and to translate it into film, creating a truly unique voice in world cinema.

Cast & Credits

Director Michael Mooleedhar
Producer Christian James
Writer Dawn Cumberbatch
Cast Sudai Tafari, Anand Lawkaran, Nadia Kandhai, Che Rodriguez, Vanessa Bartholomew, Dara Healy, Omar Jarra, Andrew Friday, Kernell Alexander, Renaldo Bachan, Stephanie Kalloo



Wear your school ties to see which school represents the strongest!

THURSDAY   Jan 11, 2018

7:30 PM GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER – VIP Green Carpet cocktail reception, with a book signing by acclaimed author Michael Anthony (Barbadian premiere followed by Q&A with filmmaker Michael Mooleedhar).

Limegrove Cinemas, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre

$25 (film + reception)
$40 (includes Abiola screening + reception)

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