Now Playing – Queen of Katwe

queenofkatweDisney has released the Movie "Queen of Katwe" on September 30th in Theaters Nationwide.

The "Queen of Katwe" Starring our very own African Icon and Queen of Hollywood Lupita Nyongo'o is the first Disney film to feature an all African Cast, the first Disney Film to be produced in Africa by an African.

Queen of Katwe is a 2016 American biographical sports drama film directed by Mira Nair from a screenplay by William Wheeler. Starring David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o, and Madina Nalwanga; the film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess prodigy from Katwe who becomes a Woman Candidate Master after her performances at World Chess Olympiads.

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.


Please spread the word, tell your friends and family to go watch this movie, a true story, an African story of dreams and success, not stereotypes.

Thanks to Tendo Nagenda for this Production, thanks to the awesome cast and thanks to Walt Disney for letting Africans tell their own stories to the world. We hope to see more productions in Africa.


Release date: September 23, 2016 (USA)
Director: Mira Nair
Producer: John B. Carls
Budget: 15 million USD
Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, David Oyelowo, Madina Nalwanga, More
Production companies: Walt Disney Pictures, ESPN Films, Mirabai Films

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