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THE QUEEN OF KATWE

(2016)

Run time: 1h 4min |  Biography, Drama | Released: September 30, 2016 (USA)

Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

Director: Mira Nair

Writer(s): William Wheeler (screenplay), Tim Crothers (based on the ESPN Magazine article and book by)

Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga, David Oyelowo

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