Highly Recommended Viewing: Queen of Katwe Official Trailer [2016 HD] David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o Drama Movie HD (youtube.com)
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.

Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding)
from a screenplay by William Wheeler (The Hoax) based on the book by Tim
Crothers, Queen of Katwe is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (The
Darjeeling Limited) and John Carls (Where the Wild Things Are) with Will
Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars
Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar® winner and Tony
Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina
Nalwanga.

For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her
family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a
constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong'o), is fiercely determined
to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in
the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their
heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player
turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated.


Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk
taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende
hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the
intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential.
Recognizing Phiona's natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit
she's inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but
Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see
her daughter disappointed.

As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess
competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue
schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but
breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother
eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with
Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life
of poverty and save her family. Disney's Queen of Katwe will open in
U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.

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