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The First Grader

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Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.
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Released on:
May 13, 2011 (limited)

Production Companies:
Origin Pictures, BBC Films, Sixth Sense Productions
Distributors:
National Geographic Entertainment

Status: Released

Cast:
Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo

Director: Justin Chadwick

Screenwriter: Ann Peacock

Genre: Drama, Comedy, True Story
About the film:
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.
Rated PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.

Project Timeline:
Sep. 20, 2010: Distributor: National Geographic Entertainment
Feb. 23, 2011: Release Date: May 13, 2011
Box Office: Opening weekend: $20,437 (3 theaters) |
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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