The First Grader

    Genre
    Biography, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    UK, USA, Kenya, France
  • Languages
    English, Swahili

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Heralded by critics as "uplifting" and "irresistable" Justin Chadwick's (MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, TULIP FEVER) THE FIRST GRADER is based on a true story, and was an Official Selection of the Telluride, Toronto and London Film Festivals. It centers on the story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Full of vitality and humor, the film explores the remarkable relationships he builds with his classmates some eighty years his junior.
DIRECTED BY:
Justin Chadwick
WRITTEN BY:
Ann Peacock
CAST INCLUDES:
Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge

SYNOPSIS

An 84-year-old Kenyan (Oliver Litondo) fights for his right to attend school for the first time and receive the education he previously could not afford.

The First Grader

    Genre
    Biography, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime
    103 mins
  • Release Date
    2010
  • Countries
    UK, USA, Kenya, France
  • Languages
    English, Swahili
DIRECTED BY
Justin Chadwick
WRITTEN BY
Ann Peacock
CAST INCLUDES
Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge
Heralded by critics as "uplifting" and "irresistable" Justin Chadwick's (MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, TULIP FEVER) THE FIRST GRADER is based on a true story, and was an Official Selection of the Telluride, Toronto and London Film Festivals. It centers on the story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Full of vitality and humor, the film explores the remarkable relationships he builds with his classmates some eighty years his junior.

An 84-year-old Kenyan (Oliver Litondo) fights for his right to attend school for the first time and receive the education he previously could not afford.