We speak to Naomie Harris about true story, The First Grader...
Naomie Harris talks about the very daunting and real task of working in Kenyan schools as part of her required research for the film, plus she reveals some intimate details about the striking true story of 84-year-old Maruge and chats about what it was like working with director, Justin Chadwick.
When the Kenyan government promises free education for all, 84-year-old Maruge makes his way to a remote primary school to get himself an education. An old Mau Mau warrior, he once fought a bitter war for the liberation of his country and now he must fight for his right to learn. Justin Chadwick’s (The Other Boleyn Girl) new feature starring Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean), is full of vitality and humour, a true story of the power of education and the shocking untold history of British colonial rule in Kenya.
The First Grader is out now.