Queen of Katwe tells a powerful story that all ages can benefit from
Queen of Katwe was a film that surprised me when I saw it. It tells an amazing story about rising up and going beyond life’s expectations. Well now this film can soon be yours to own. I was able to get a review copy and here is what I thought of it.
You can read the plot for Queen of Katwe here:
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.
It was a real joy to watch Queen of Katwe again. The story is touching, inspiring and is full of heart felt moments. ‘Queen of Katwe: Their Story’ gives an in-depth look into the making of this film told by the cast, director and the real people who lived it. My favorite special feature though was ‘ A Fork, a Spoon and a Knight’. It is a short film made by the director that tells the amazing story of Robert Katende. Viewers will get a peek into his early life, his struggles and how he grew into the man he is today. If you want to learn more about Queen of Katwe click on this website.