The First Grader Movie Premier
Venue: Leicester Square London: 26th October 2010
The story of Murage the Oldest Kenyan Student starring; Oliver Litondo Kenyan actor and shot in Kenya. The First Grader will have a gala premier at the London Film Festival on Tuesday 26th October at the prestigious Odeon Theatre in Leicester Square. The lead stars, Kenyan actor Oliver Litondo and British-born actress Naomie Harris will be attending. The First Grader is based on a true story set in a remote primary school in rural Kenya, where hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education promised by the new Kenyan government.
Oliver Litondo is a pioneer in broadcasting and film in Kenya. He studied Liberal Arts at the University of IOWA, pursued a Masters in Mass Communication at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, before eventually returning to the USA to study theatre at Harvard University before coming back to Kenya. Mr. Litondo has featured in other movies: Sheena queen of the jungle, The biggest bongo, the Elephant, Search for the Nile, Mrembo,Mlevi and The Wilby conspiracy. This movie is a story about a Kenyan, it was shot in Kenya, and it depicts an inspirational real life story which happened in Kenya. Kenyans in the UK are encouraged to go out and watch this movie and support Kenyan talent.
Kenyan UK, a community based outfit whose aim is to bring all Kenyans in the UK under one umbrella body in conjuction with Kenya London News are organising the community in the UK to encourage their support. Through blogs and other social networks, the two organisations are calling for
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