THE QUEEN OF KATWE
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