Set in a mountain village in Kenya the film tells the remarkable true and uplifting story of a proud old Mau Mau veteran who is determined to seize his last chance to learn to read and write - and so ends up joining a class alongside six year-olds. Together he and his young teacher face fierce resistance, but ultimately they win through - and also find a new way of overcoming the burdens of the colonial past.
Tony Kgoroge....Charles Obinchu
Oliver Litondo....Kimani N'gan'ga Maruge
Nick Reding....Officer Johnson
Dan 'Churchill' Ndambuki....DJ Masha
Vusi Kunene....Mr. Kipruto
John Sibi-Okumu....Chairman of Education
Israel Makoe....David Chege
Emily Njoki....Young Maruge's wife
Lydia Gitachu....CNN Journalist
Kamau Mbaya....Kamau Chege
Ainea Ojiambo....Education Officer
Mumbi Kaigwa....Education Secretary
Shoki Mokgapa....Teacher Elizabeth
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