The First Grader

The First Grader

Score: 8.32 / 10
Released: May 20, 2011
Director: Justin Chadwick
Producer: Sam Feuer, Richard Harding
Studio: Maple Pictures
Cast: Naomie Harris, Oliver Musila Litondo
Genre: Drama
Length: 98 minutes
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The First Grader Overview

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.