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POST TIME: 11 September, 2015 00:00 00 AM
American Center screens biographical film ‘The First Grader’ today
DL Reporter

American Center screens biographical film ‘The First Grader’ today

American Center will screen a 2010 biographical drama film titled ‘The First Grader’, today at 3pm. Directed by Justin Chadwick, the film is based on the true story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. 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. The film casts  Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, and Tony Kgoroge. The British-produced film was shot on location in the Rift Valley in Kenya, despite earlier reports that it would be filmed in South Africa.

Where: Plot 1, Progati Sharani, J Block, Baridhara, Dhaka
When: 3pm l