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The First Grader

2011 Drama Rated PG-13 103 Minutes

The First Grader

In Theaters May 13, 2011
On 4K UHD Not Available
On Blu-ray Not Available
On DVD December 27, 2011


When Kenya announces there will be free education for all, 84 year old Maruge shows up at the local elementary school wanting to learn to read and ends up changing the face of his country forever. The First Grader is a heartwarming and inspiring true story of one man's fight for what he believes is his right in order to overcome the burdens of his past. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education.

Rated PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.

Box office gross: $0.3 million. View box office history.

Released by National Geographic Entertainment. See more credits.