[Endcreditsfilm] Unseen Cinema at CoCA 25 March

End Credits Film Club admin at endcredits.org.au
Sun Mar 18 03:36:56 CET 2012


There's still a full week of performances  of JUTE Theatre's acclaimed production AT SEA STARING UP. 
http://www.centre-of-contemporary-arts-cairns.com.au/index.php?we_objectID=72

 End Credits resumes the Unseen Cinema series film screenings on Sunday 25 March.



4:30pm Sunday Mar 25

THE FIRST GRADER

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied - even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds. 

Full of vitality and humour, the film explores the remarkable relationships Maruge builds with his classmates some eighty years his junior. Through Maruge’s journey, we are taken back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier where Maruge fought for the freedom of his country, eventually ending up in the extreme and harsh conditions of the British detention camps.

See you there.
Brett Hitchens

End Credits Film Club
admin at endcredits.org.au

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