More About The First Grader

  • Photo: A scene from the film, The First Grader, with children running over a hill

    Watch the Trailer

    Watch The First Grader trailer in the Nat Geo video player.

     

  • Photo: A grown man sits in a classroom with little children.

    The Story

    Read more about this heartwarming, true story.

  • Photo: Oliver Litondo and a village student sit side by side in a scene from the film, The First Grader

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For Educators

Find ideas for classroom discussion about the film, The First Grader.

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Did You Know?

Proceeds from the sale of film tickets help further National Geographic’s nonprofit mission to increase global understanding through education, research, and conservation. Your support counts!

Learn More »