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The Resource The first grader, National Geographic Entertainment, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Videovision Entertainment, Lip Sync and ARTE France ; a Sixth Sense/Origin Pictures production ; a Justin Chadwick film ; produced by Richard Harding, Sam Feuer, David M. Thompson ; written by Ann Peacock ; directed by Justin Chadwick, (videorecording)

The first grader, National Geographic Entertainment, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Videovision Entertainment, Lip Sync and ARTE France ; a Sixth Sense/Origin Pictures production ; a Justin Chadwick film ; produced by Richard Harding, Sam Feuer, David M. Thompson ; written by Ann Peacock ; directed by Justin Chadwick, (videorecording)

Label
The first grader
Title
The first grader
Statement of responsibility
National Geographic Entertainment, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Videovision Entertainment, Lip Sync and ARTE France ; a Sixth Sense/Origin Pictures production ; a Justin Chadwick film ; produced by Richard Harding, Sam Feuer, David M. Thompson ; written by Ann Peacock ; directed by Justin Chadwick
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In Kenya in 1953 there was a violent uprising against British colonial rule led by the Mau Mau, who were mainly from the Kikuyu tribe. Thousands were killed, and thousands imprisoned, although the conflict did eventually lead to independence for Kenya. Based on a true story, this tells the tale of how 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Rob Hardy ; production designer, Vittoria Sogno ; editor, Paul Knight ; costume designer, Sophie Oprisano ; music, Alex Heffes
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity
Language note
In English with optional subtitles in English SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.F5778 2011
PerformerNote
Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo, Sam Feuer, Tony Kgoroge
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chadwick, Justin
  • Harding, Richard
  • Feuer, Sam
  • Thompson, David M
  • Peacock, Ann
  • Harris, Naomie
  • Litondo, Oliver
  • Kgoroge, Tony
  • Heffes, Alex
  • National Geographic Entertainment (Firm)
  • BBC Films
  • UK Film Council
  • Videovision Entertainment (Firm)
  • LipSync Productions
  • ARTE France
  • Sixth Sense (Firm)
  • Origin Pictures
  • Vivendi Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Right to education
  • Older men
  • Veterans
  • Kenya
Technique
live action
Label
The first grader, National Geographic Entertainment, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Videovision Entertainment, Lip Sync and ARTE France ; a Sixth Sense/Origin Pictures production ; a Justin Chadwick film ; produced by Richard Harding, Sam Feuer, David M. Thompson ; written by Ann Peacock ; directed by Justin Chadwick, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • Based on a true story
  • "It's never too late to dream."
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010
  • Special features: Featurettes: Making of "The first grader" (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); The true story of Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge (14 min.); Bonus interviews (19 min.); Get involved: Global campaign for education (2 min.); Coming attractions [previews] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Isbn
9781426297007
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
727994754107
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • FD75410
  • FD75410UP01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 458680
  • (OCoLC)ocn758483114
  • (OCoLC)758483114
  • 440841
  • 440841
  • 458680
  • 458680
  • 1714686
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The first grader, National Geographic Entertainment, BBC Films and UK Film Council present in association with Videovision Entertainment, Lip Sync and ARTE France ; a Sixth Sense/Origin Pictures production ; a Justin Chadwick film ; produced by Richard Harding, Sam Feuer, David M. Thompson ; written by Ann Peacock ; directed by Justin Chadwick, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Special features, languages and subtitles may vary
  • Based on a true story
  • "It's never too late to dream."
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2010
  • Special features: Featurettes: Making of "The first grader" (13 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.); The true story of Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge (14 min.); Bonus interviews (19 min.); Get involved: Global campaign for education (2 min.); Coming attractions [previews] (5 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Isbn
9781426297007
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
727994754107
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • FD75410
  • FD75410UP01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 458680
  • (OCoLC)ocn758483114
  • (OCoLC)758483114
  • 440841
  • 440841
  • 458680
  • 458680
  • 1714686
System details
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, enhanced for widescreen televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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