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The First Grader

The First Grader 12 rating

Inspiring true story of a Kenyan man who returned to school aged 84. With Oliver Litondo and Naomie Harris.

Drama 2010 99 mins

Director: Justin Chadwick

Overview

In 2003, 84 year-old former soldier Kimani Maruge decides to return to primary school after the Kenyan government introduced universal education. But the official resistance he meets evokes bitter memories of his mistreatment at the hands of the British during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising. A brave film that confronts Kenya's dark past even as it delivers its heartwarming, very human story.