The First Grader (2010)

The First Grader poster

BBC Films
Starring:
 Oliver Litondo, Naomie Harris
Directed by: Justin Chadwick

Synopsis: The inspirational true story of Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge (Oliver Litondo) an 84 year old Kenyan who wishes to learn to read, seeking to join a first grade class taught by Jane Obinchu (Naomi Harris).

Kitty Cameos: Maruge shares his home with a young ginger tabby cat who is seen in several scenes, usually to one side or in the background.

The First Grader - blurry ginger tabby kitten walking by

The First Grader - blurry ginger tabby kitten tail walking by

The First Grader - Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge Oliver Litondo sitting with ginger tabby kitten opposite

The First Grader - Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge Oliver Litondo sitting with ginger tabby kitten opposite

The First Grader - Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge Oliver Litondo and Jane Obinchu Naomi Harris with ginger tabby kitten in background

The First Grader - ginger tabby kitten in background as Maruge tries to read letter

Outside Jane’s home there is a black cat which is seen when Jane is being threatened over the phone.

The First Grader - black cat outside home as Jane Obinchu Naomi Harris walks by

The First Grader - black cat outside home as Jane Obinchu Naomi Harris stands nearby

The First Grader - black cat outside home

Final Mewsings: Cats never underestimate people.


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