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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Oliver Litondo
Naomie Harris
Alfred Munyua
Directors
Justin Chadwick
Screenwriters
Ann Peacock
Running Time
102 minutes

The First Grader
Old school


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The First Grader

Plot
Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an eighty-something veteran of the Mau Mau uprising, gets the chance to go back to school and is soon a hit with his teacher (Harris) and the kids. The Kenyan authorities aren't so keen on the new student, though.


Verdict
An amazing tru-life story that's Hollywoodised within an inch of its life. A missed opportunity for something really special.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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