The First Grader (2010)

Maruge Goes to School

Maruge (Oliver Litondo) goes to school in response to the newspaper article welcoming all students, but Teacher Jane (Naomie Harris) and her colleague are hesitant to admit him because of his age.

Directed by Justin Chadwick.

Released in 2010 by National Geographic.

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  • character-type: Elderly Person
  • character-type: Teacher
  • character-type: Student
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Foreign
  • primary-genre: Independent
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
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  • secondary-genre: Independent Dramas
  • secondary-genre: United Kingdom
  • mood: Inspiring
  • prop: Flyer
  • prop: Newspaper
  • setting: School
  • theme: Education
  • theme: Discrimination
  • theme: Determination
  • actor: Naomie Harris
  • actor: Oliver Litondo
  • director: Justin Chadwick
  • producer: Ed Rubin
  • producer: Helena Spring
  • producer: Richard Harding
  • producer: Mario Zvan
  • producer: Trevor Ingman
  • producer: Nicola Blacker
  • producer: Denise Tran
  • producer: Sam Feuer
  • producer: David M. Thompson
  • producer: Norman Merry
  • producer: Anant Singh
  • producer: Joe Oppenheimer
  • cinematographer: Rob Hardy
  • composer: Alex Heffes
  • editor: Paul Knight
  • role-name: Jane Obinchu
  • role-name: Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge
  • screenwriter: Ann Peacock
  • year: 2010
  • studio: National Geographic