5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Seen in October 2010 at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival,
This review is from: The First Grader [DVD] (DVD)
I just this film on the 29th October 2010 at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival.
I think this is the first time that I can say that a film has had a profound affect upon me. It's a fantastic story, and what makes it all the more amazing, as confirmed by Justin Chadwick at the festival, everything you see in the film is true and actually happened.
I am not ashamed to admit that I was moved to tears, and these were not tears of joy. Emotionally, this is a heavyweight amongst films.
The film also left me not being very proud to be British. It covers, in flash back, a part of our history that I am sure most of my fellow countrymen would wish had never happened.
I would strongly recommend that every Britain and every Kenyan watches this film. It will move them all to tears, and teach us all lessons we should not forget for the future.
If you do go to watch it, take plenty of handkerchiefs. You'll need them!