The First Grader: A film by Justin Chadwick Sun, Dec 9 2018, 2:00 pm - Sun, Dec 9 2018, 4:30 pm


A triumphant true story, directed by Justin Chadwick.

The story of Maruge, an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. Moved by his passionate plea, head teacher Jane Obinchu, supports his struggle to gain admission and  together they face fierce opposition from parents and officials who don’t want to waste a  precious school place on such an old man.  (2010; PG-13; 110 minutes)


Discussion to follow with our librarian, Isabella Rowan, who recently returned from Kenya where she delivered libraries to remote village schools along the shores of Lake Victoria.

WHEN:  2 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018


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Don't miss the mini Maasai Market featuring handcrafts from Kenya. All proceeds will go to The Kenya Library Project. 

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