Friday, December 14, 2012

The First Grader (2010)

The First Grader (2010) on IMDb
Country: UK | USA | Kenya

Biography | Drama

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.

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