The First Grader
Duration: 103 min
Actors: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Tony Kgoroge, Alfred Munyua, Shoki Mokgapa, Vusi Kunene, Agnes Simaloi, Kamau Mbaya, Emily Njoki, Lwanda Jawar, Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki, Hannah Wacera, John Kimani, Macharia Kamau, Abubakar Mwenda
Set in a mountain village in Kenya the film tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to seize his last chance to learn to read and write - and so ends up joining a class alongside six year-olds. Together he and his young teacher face fierce resistance, but ultimately they win through - and also find a new way of overcoming the burdens of the colonial past.