THE FIRST GRADER

Set in a mountain village in Kenya, The First Grader tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Together he and his young teacher face fierce resistance to find a new way of overcoming the burdens of the colonial past.

Director: 

Justin Chadwick

UK/USA/Kenya 2010 103 m