Movie Review: Queen of Katwe

Movie Review: Queen of Katwe


I loved this feel good movie of an uneducated girl from the Uganda slums that becomes a worldwide chess master. And the film is based on a true story, which makes it all the better. The directer did not shy away from depicting the harsh aspects of life facing those who find themselves destitute in Africa, and takes us to a place we are unlikely to ever visit, for this powerfully inspiring story of triumph, dedication and courage. The heroine sought out the spot that chess was being played merely looking for a meal, and ended up becoming an amazing champion, before she could even read. She won her first competition at the age of 11, and at that point had never been to school. I love a story about rising up from behind and winning that shows the indomitability of the human spirit. I give this movie 5 stars, and highly recommend you see it.

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