The First Grader

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Release Date: May 20, 2011 (limited)

On DVD/VOD: December 27, 2011

1h 38m | Drama


In a remote Kenyan primary school hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school: Maruge, a Mau Mau veteran in his eighties who is desperate to learn to read.

Director: Justin Chadwick
Studio: Sixth Sense Productions/Origin Pictures
Producer(s): Richard Harding, Sam Feuer
Cast: Naomie Harris, Oliver Musila Litondo
Writer(s): Ann Peacock
Official Site: http://movies.nationalgeographic.com/movies/the-first-grader/


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