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Queen of Katwe

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.

Year: 2016
Genre: Drama, Children's & Family Theatre, Biography, Sport Films
Country: USA
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga
Duration: 119 Minutes
Rating: PG
7.4/10
Location in store: Childrens/Family Theatre

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