The documentary film, Sons of the old white and blue (150 years of the Holy Ghost Fathers and St Mary’s College in Trinidad and Tobago) has been announced as an official selection of the 2014 trinidad+tobago film festival committee and will be in competition for the People’s Choice Award at the festival.
The festival will be held from September 16 to 30 and will feature films in various categories. The documentary film was one of the major productions to mark the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary celebrations in respect of the arrival of the Holy Ghost Fathers in Trinidad and the founding of St Mary’s College. The film was directed by the award-winning Mariel Brown and was co-ordinated by a Central Planning Committee chaired by former principal of St Mary’s College, Fr Ron Mendes.
The other major production was a 224-page coffee-table book that is rich with the history of both the college and the Holy Ghost Fathers in this country. The book and the DVD copy of the film each cost $250 and can be purchased at the St Mary’s College Past Students’ office (624-8468). The book is also available at Metropolitan bookstore.