The Queen of Katwe (2016)

23 09 2017

Oct 13th “The Queen of Katwe” 7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

USA / Uganda 2016

Dir: Mira Nair
Cert: PG 124 mins

Genre: Historical Drama

Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong’o, Nakku Harriet

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One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine year old Phiona Mutesi, an illiterate slum child, follows her brother to a dusty veranda where she meets
Robert Katende.

Robert works for a Christian mission teaching the slum children chess and giving them a hot meal. Chess is so foreign to Ugandan culture there is no word for it in their language. Phiona however shows remarkable talent for the game.

This true story of one girl’s determination to overcome incredible odds is nothing short of inspirational.

 

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