The First Grader

The First Grader

  • 2011
  • PG13
  • 103 min.
  • Drama
  • 2011
  • PG13
  • 103 min.
  • Drama
In a small, remote, primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance at free education newly promised by the Kenyan government.  One applicant creates a stir when he knocks on the door of the school -- Maruge (Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties.  Having fought for the liberation of his country, Maruge is desperate to learn how to read at this late stage of his life even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.
  • Rated PG13 For violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material.
In a small, remote, primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance at free education newly promised by the Kenyan government.  One applicant creates a stir when he knocks on the door of the school -- Maruge (Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties.  Having fought for the liberation of his country, Maruge is desperate to learn how to read at this late stage of his life even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.
  • Rated PG13 For violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material.