A trailblazer from Africa, The Queen of Katwe.


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Phiona is a queen on an iron throne

Madina Nalwanga is Phiona Mutesi in Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE, the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. David Oyelowo and Oscar (TM) Lupita Nyong’o also starin the film, directed by Mira Nair.

This movie is a true story of captivating brilliance and creativity of a girl called Phiona Mutesi from Kampala, Uganda.

When a school teacher figures out his students don’t seem to have a chance competing in football he decides to teach them another ‘sport’ he acquired from learned in school which is the strategic art of the game of chess. It was directed by Mira Nair and was released at the Toronto international film festival. Also starred in the movie is Lupita Nyong’o of 12 years of slave  starlet.

It’s a daring work of cinematography showing a beautiful story from the heart of Africa.


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