I didn’t know what to expect when I went to a super early screening of Disney’s Queen of Katwe but I left in awe and so inspired.
Based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world changes when a soccer coach and former missionary introduces her to the game of chess.
As a result of the support she receives from her family and community, she is builds the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
One of my constant messages to my children is to dream big, and this story teaches them just that. I’m hoping to buy her book and read it to my kids before we get a chance we go to see it as a family next month because Phiona’s story is truly inspiring.
More of my thoughts on the movie, and our official review coming in a couple of weeks but for now, I’ll leave you with the latest trailer and some inspiring (I promise you’ll want to come back and see these pictures again after seeing the movie. Watching the story is so inspiring, then when you see the REAL people, it makes it all that more moving).
Directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler, “Queen of Katwe” is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a., and John Carls, p.g.a., with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo, Oscar® winner and Tony® nominee Lupita Nyong’o and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. Phiona’s story is a powerful testament to the strength of the human spirit. Be sure to take your whole family to see it September 23rd!
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