The First Grader (2011)

First Grader
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 43mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords education
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Naomie Harris Actor Jane Obinchu 1 1000001
Oliver Litondo Actor Kimani Ng'ang' a Maruge 1 1000002
Lwander Jawar Actor Young Maruge 1 1000003
Tony Kgoroge Actor Charles Obinchu 1 1000004
Alfred Munyua Actor Teacher Alfred 1 1000005
Shoki Mokgapa Actor Teacher Elizabeth 1 1000006
Vusumuzi Kunene Actor Mr. Kipruto 1 1000007
Justin Chadwick Director n/a 2 2000001
Sam Feuer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Richard Harding Producer n/a 3 3000002
David Thompson Producer n/a 3 3000003
Joe Oppenheimer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Norman Merry Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Anant Singh Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Helena Spring Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Ann Peacock Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Robert Hardy Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Paul Knight Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alex Heffes Music n/a 120781 8000001
Vittoria Sogno Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sam Feuer Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
Sophie Oprisano Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Synopsis
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.
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