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Title The first grader [videorecording] / National Geographic Entertainment, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Videovision Entertainment, Lip Sync and ARTE France ; a Sixth Sense/Origin Pictures production ; a Justin Chadwick film ; produced by Richard Harding, Sam Feuer, David M. Thompson ; written by Ann Peacock ; directed by Justin Chadwick.

Imprint [Washington, DC] : National Geographic Entertainment ; [Universal City, CA] : Distributed by Vivendi Entertainment, [2011]


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Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on a true story.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2010.
Special features: Featurettes: Making of "The first grader" (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); The true story of Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge (14 min.); Bonus interviews (19 min.); Get involved: Global campaign for education (2 min.); Coming attractions [previews] (5 min.).
Credits Director of photography, Rob Hardy ; production designer, Vittoria Sogno ; editor, Paul Knight ; costume designer, Sophie Oprisano ; music, Alex Heffes.
Cast Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Sam Feuer, Tony Kgoroge.
Summary "In Kenya in 1953 there was a violent uprising against British colonial rule led by the Mau Mau who were mainly from the Kikuyu tribe. In this violent struggle thousands were killed and more than a million Kikuyu were imprisoned in British detention camps. The conflict eventually led to independence but for many the past was never resolved." The tale of how 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge fights for his right to go to school for the first time, to get the education he could never afford.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Language English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Right to education -- Kenya -- Drama.
Older men. -- Kenya -- Drama.
Veterans -- Education -- Drama.
Kenya -- Social life and customs -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Chadwick, Justin. Director.
Harding, Richard. Producer.
Feuer, Sam, 1974- Producer. Actor.
Thompson, David M. Producer.
Peacock, Ann. Screenwriter.
Harris, Naomie, 1976- Actor.
Litondo, Oliver. Actor.
Kgoroge, Tony. Actor.
Heffes, Alex. Composer.
National Geographic Entertainment (Firm)
BBC Films.
UK Film Council.
Videovision Entertainment (Firm)
LipSync Productions.
ARTE France.
Sixth Sense (Firm)
Origin Pictures.
Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 9781426297007
Standard No. 727994754107
Music No. FD75410 National Geographic
FD75410UP01 National Geographic

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