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我的八十後同學 The First Grader

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上映日期: 10/11/2011

發行/主辦團體: Organization: 安樂影片有限公司 Edko Films Limited

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Synopsis:

2002年,肯雅政府決定推行免費教育政策,坐落國內偏遠荒野的一所小學,來了一個反英國殖民統治,前愛國武裝組織的退役老兵馬魯格。

曾經為了國家的自由和解放而戰的他,此刻來到生命的黃昏,仍一心學習讀與寫,背後有著莫大的因由,更背負著一個不為人知的痛苦故事……而馬魯格刻苦堅忍的毅力,對學習的堅持深深感動了有教無類的女教師珍,她決定給予這個特別的學生最大的支持,為他爭取入學的機會,兩人漸漸建立了深厚的友誼。

可是此舉卻惹來家長甚至官方的不滿,更引起全國激烈討論。珍因此被處分,被官方放逐到偏遠學校教學。為了挽留這個不可多得的好老師,馬魯格決以一己力量挑戰政府的制度……

《我的八十後同學》記錄了年屆84歲的老人馬魯格為了爭取學習權利的抗爭,也體現了教師有教無類的精神。故事根據真人真事改編,主人翁是列入健力士世界紀錄大全裡全球最年長的小學生。數年前他更獲邀到位於紐約的聯合國總部,向各國領袖發表了一篇名為《The Power of Education》的宣言,彰顯教育的重要性。

In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.

Moved by his passionate plea, head teacher Jane Obinchu (Harris), supports his struggle to gain admission and together they face fierce opposition from parents and officials who don’t want to waste a precious school place on such an old man.

Full of vitality and humour, the film explores the remarkable relationships Maruge builds with his classmates some eighty years his junior. Through Maruge’s journey, we are taken back to the shocking untold story of British colonial rule 50 years earlier where Maruge fought for the freedom of his country, eventually ending up in the extreme and harsh conditions of the British detention camps.

導演:積斯甸查域
演員:娜奧美夏莉絲、奧利華尼東度

Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Naomie Harris, Oliver Litondo

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