The First Grader

Rated NR 105 min. 2011

In 2003, the Kenyan government introduced free primary school for all. It was a surprise to all when 84-year-old village elder, Kimani Nganga Maruge, saw this as an opportunity of a lifetime to receive the education he had always wanted, but could never afford. With the help of Jane Obinchu, the principal of Maruge's village school, Kimani battles the opposition at a governmental level in his quest for an education.

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Official Site: www.thefirstgrader-themovie.com

Director: Justin Chadwick

Writer: Ann Peacock

Cast: Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Sam Feuer, Nick Reding and Oliver Litondo

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