The First Grader (2010)

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The First Grader
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Original title The First Grader
Directed by Justin Chadwick
Produced by Sam Feuer
Richard Harding
David M. Thompson
Written by Ann Peacock
Starring Oliver Litondo
Naomie Harris
Alfred Munyua
Sam Feuer
Tony Kgoroge
Vusi Kunene
Music by Alex Heffes
Cinematography Rob Hardy
Edited by Paul Knight
Distributed by National Geographic Entertainment
Release date
Running time
103 minutes
Country United Kingdom
United States

The First Grader is a 2010 British-US-Kenyan feature film written for the screen by Ann Peacock, directed by Justin Chadwick and based on the true life story of Kimani Maruge who enrolled for grade 1 in January 2004 at the age of 84. The film stars Oliver Litondo as Kimani Maruge and British actress Naomie Harris as Jane Obinchu with Alfred Munyua, Sam Feuer, Tony Kgoroge and Vusi Kunene.


  1. IMDb, The First Grader (2010), 18 August 2019
  2. Rotten Tomatoes, The First Grader, 18 August 2019
  3. Letter Boxd, The First Grader 2010, 18 August 2019
  4. The Hollywood Reporter, The First Grader: Film Review, 18 August 2019
  5. Variety, The First Grader, 18 August 2019