QUEEN OF KATWE
“Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.”
And here’s a short documentary about the girl the story is based on:
The Queen of Katwe – A short Documentary about Phiona Mutesi
This is a brief documentary on Fiona, a 15 year old Chess Prodigy from the slums of Kampala, Uganda who discovered Chess as a homeless child in search of food
This young girl rules: long live the Queen of Katwe!
The film is directed by Mira Nairr from on a script by William Wheeler based on the book by Tim Crothers. It will be released on September 23, 2016.