Queen of Katwe | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon

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.
- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Mira Nair

Cast:

  • Madina Nalwanga
  • David Oyelowo
  • Lupita Nyong'o
  • Martin Kabanza
  • Taryn "Kay" Kyaze
  • Ronald Ssemaganda
  • Ethan Lubega
  • Esther Tebandeke

Producers:

  • Lydia Dean Pilcher
  • John Carls
  • Will Weiske
  • Troy Buder

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