The First Grader (2011)

Film details

Synopsis

Drama. The story of Maruge, an 84-year-old village elder and former Mau-Mau fighter, who uses a government initiative to introduce free primary schooling to claim the education he has always craved. Based on the true story of Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge who died in 2009.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top