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The First Grader
Drama
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. Rated PG-13 .
Cast: Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Nick Reding, Oliver Litondo, Sam Feuer
Produced by:
Directed by: Justin Chadwick
Written by: Ann Peacock
Running time: 1hr 45min
Opens: May 13, 2011 Limited
Theaters for 10/18/11