Metiver In Paramin

In the hillside agricultural village of Paramin, farmers suffer great loss of topsoil and property owing to erosion and slippage. This documentary captures the return to Paramin of ‘metiver’ – an invaluable plant to a hillside farming community, which was lost over the generations because of the overuse of weedicides.


Metiver In Paramin


Dylan Quesnel

Year of Release:



Trinidad & Tobago



Type / Genre:

Documentary Short


9 minutes


All Ages


  • Sun 24 Sept, 11.00am MovieTowne POS Screen 7 Q+A
  • Sun 24 Sept, 1.00pm MovieTowne POS Screen 7 Q+A
  • Sun 24 Sept, 1.00pm MovieTowne San Fernando
  • Sun 24 Sept, 2.00pm MovieTowne Tobago

World Premiere

About the Director(s):

Dylan Quesnel

Dylan Quesnel

Dylan Quesnel is a young filmmaker who is also a passionate environmentalist and member of the non-profit IAMovement. Initially an editor and camera operator, he made his directing debut in 2016 with his short documentary Small Change. His latest film, Metiver in Paramin, is part of a community project led by Vetiver TT and the Paramin Development Committee

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