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National Geographic Entertainment Acquires “The First Grader” Movie

National Geographic Entertainment (NGE) has acquired the film “The First Grader,” which generated positive attention at both the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals, for U.S. theatrical distribution. This true tale about an 84-year-old Kenyan’s battle for an education was the … Continue reading

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A Film About Kimani Maruge to Premier in Italy

Kenya’s oldest primary school student, the late Kimani Maruge, will be celebrated for his bravery and ambition in search for education. A biographical film about the 84–year-old student dubbed the First Grader will be screened for the first time at the 67th Venice Film Festival that kicks on September 1 and runs through to September 11. Continue reading

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