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In this biographical drama, 84-year-old Kimani N’gan’ga Maruge (Oliver Litondo) intends to prove it is never too late to learn. So he takes advantage of the Kenyan government's offer to provide free education. However, the authorities only intended to teach children and the old man's presence in the classroom causes controversy.

MPAA Rating PG-13 for some disturbing violent content and brief nudity.
Theatrical Release June 16, 2011
Director Justin Chadwick
Cast Oliver Litondo, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Sam Feuer
Run Time 104
2011 National Geographic Entertainment Official Movie Website

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