Queen of Katwe

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What’s the Story?

Life in Uganda for 9-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), nicknamed the Queen of Katwe, is a constant struggle. She spends her days selling vegetables on the streets of Katwe, one of the most poverty-stricken slums in Kampala, making school an impossibility. Her mother worries that she may never offer her children the promise of a better life. Robert Katende offers that promise by running a chess program for Katwe children to engage and sharpen their minds. Phiona becomes mesmerized by the game and quickly catches on to its difficult rules.

The film follows Phiona as she learns to find a way to live and be content with her dreams of playing chess and her precarious life on the streets.

Based on a remarkable true story and the novel by Tim Crothers, this movie follows the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona ased on a remarkable true story and the novel The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers, this movie follows the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutsi and how her life was changed by a game of chess.Phiona becomes mesmerized by the game and quickly catches on to its difficult rules. Queen of Katwe follows Phiona as she learns to find a way to live and be content with her dreams of playing chess and her precarious life on the streets.

Queen of Katwe Trailer

 

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Queen of Katwe opens in theaters on September 23rd!

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