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thumbnail The First Grader (2010, Kenya)

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Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Oliver Litondo, Sam Feuer, Nick Reding
Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 103 mins
Rated: PG-13

Set in a mountain village in Kenya the film tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to seize his last chance to learn to read and write – and so ends up joining a class alongside six year-olds. Together he and his young teacher face fierce resistance, but ultimately they win through – and also find a new way of overcoming the burdens of the colonial past.

Screening Date: April 29, 2012

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