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  • The First Grader (2010)
  • PG-13
    103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The First Grader (2010)
PG-13
103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford.
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Ann Peacock (written by)
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Release date
Sep 4, 2010 (United States)

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50 cast members
Name Known for
Naomie Harris
Jane Obinchu Jane Obinchu   See fewer
Oliver Litondo
Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge   See fewer
Tony Kgoroge
Charles Obinchu Charles Obinchu   See fewer
Alfred Munyua
Teacher Alfred Teacher Alfred   See fewer
Shoki Mokgapa
Teacher Elizabeth Teacher Elizabeth   See fewer
Vusi Kunene
Mr. Kipruto (as Vusumuzi Michael Kunene) Mr. Kipruto (as Vusumuzi Michael Kunene)   See fewer
Kamau Mbaya
Kamau Chege Kamau Chege   See fewer
Emily Njoki
Young Maruge's Wife Young Maruge's Wife   See fewer
Lwanda Jawar
Young Maruge Young Maruge   See fewer
Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki
DJ Masha (as Daniel Ndambuki 'Churchill') DJ Masha (as Daniel Ndambuki 'Churchill')   See fewer
Hannah Wacera
Maruge's Daughter Maruge's Daughter   See fewer
John Kimani
Maruge's Baby Son Maruge's Baby Son   See fewer
Macharia Kamau
DJ's PA DJ's PA   See fewer
Tom Gitau
Old Codger Old Codger   See fewer
Watson Mbirua
Old Codger Old Codger   See fewer
Shadrack Murimi Gachuhi
Old Codger Old Codger   See fewer
Mwenga Matilika
Old Codger Old Codger   See fewer
Kathyline Ndogori
Teacher Katherine Teacher Katherine   See fewer
Israel Matseke-Zulu
David Chege (as Israel Sipho Makoe) David Chege (as Israel Sipho Makoe)   See fewer
Shirleen Wangari
Mother Wanjiku (as Shirlen Wangari) Mother Wanjiku (as Shirlen Wangari)   See fewer
Benta Ochieng
Mother Benta Mother Benta   See fewer
Eunice Tekero
Village Woman Village Woman   See fewer
Jackie Musimbi
Village Girl Village Girl   See fewer
Susan Sisian
Young Mother Young Mother   See fewer
Kurenda Ole Kureya
Maasai Store Owner Maasai Store Owner   See fewer
Nick Reding
Officer Johnson (as Nick Redding) Officer Johnson (as Nick Redding)   See fewer
Nick Ndichu
Mau Mau Oath Giver Mau Mau Oath Giver   See fewer
Paul Mbogo
Mau Mau Leader Mau Mau Leader   See fewer
Zingaro Percussions
Mau Mau Warriors Mau Mau Warriors   See fewer
Jeanette Elsworth
Plantation Owner's Wife (as Jeannette Elsworth) Plantation Owner's Wife (as Jeannette Elsworth)   See fewer
Kamau Ndungu
John Gambe John Gambe   See fewer
Mary Mbirua
Stall Owner Stall Owner   See fewer
Catherine Njiru
Stall Owner Stall Owner   See fewer
Mumbi Kaigwa
Education Secretary Education Secretary   See fewer
Charles Ouda
Adult School Teacher Adult School Teacher   See fewer
Rachel Jones
BBC Journalist BBC Journalist   See fewer
Lydia Gitachu
CNN Journalist CNN Journalist   See fewer
Sam Feuer
American Journalist American Journalist   See fewer
Gilbert K. Lukalia
Mr. Mutahi / Politician (as Gilbert Lukhalia) Mr. Mutahi / Politician (as Gilbert Lukhalia)   See fewer
Melvin Alusa
Mr. Mutahi's Aide Mr. Mutahi's Aide   See fewer
Irene Kariuki
Mrs. Muthumba Mrs. Muthumba   See fewer
Rosemary Nyambura
Jacquie (PA to the Chairman) Jacquie (PA to the Chairman)   See fewer
Ainea Ojiambo
Education Official Education Official   See fewer
John Sibi-Okumu
Chairman of Education (as John Sibi Okumu) Chairman of Education (as John Sibi Okumu)   See fewer
Michael Oyier
Newsreader Newsreader   See fewer
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