Queen of Katwe

Release September 23, 2016 (Wide)
Cast Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Medina Nalwanga
Director Mira Nair
Writer William Wheeler
Genres Drama
Studio ESPN Films/Walt Disney Pictures
Length 124 mins.
Website disney.com/QueenOfKatwe


Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga) was three when her father died. When she was nine, Phiona's family, living in the poverty-stricken slums of rural Uganda, had to pull her out of school because of their financial situation.

Nevertheless, Phiona, who dreams of becoming a champion chess player, joins a chess program to keep her dream alive.

Based on a true story, and on the book the book The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster by Tim Crothers.

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