A 2010 biographical film, based on the true story of Kimani Maruge, a Kenyan man who enrolled in first grade at age 84 after the Kenyan government announced free elementary education in 2003.
My thoughts: I know very little about war in the 50's in Kenya. So setting this aside, I thought it important to concentrate on the determination of Mr. Maruge to get an education. His persistence was amazing and eventually gained support of the principal. The children were a treasure. There are some very scenic shots.
Overall, Mr. Maruge had a profound story to tell. He holds the Guinness World Record for being the oldest person to start primary school. He eventually went on to address the United Nations on the importance of free primary education.
Probably not a superstar film, but an inspiring one of worthy note for the subject and what he achieved.
FMI on The First Grader: Wikipedia
FMI on Kimani Maruge: Wikipedia