‘Queen of Katwe’ is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl who grew up in a slum of Katwe in Uganda. When she was young she discovered chess and after a lot of training, she became the Junior Chess Champion of Africa. Back in 2012 ESPN covered her story and now, Disney has made a film about her life.
The stars of ‘The Queen of Katwe’ took to the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles to premiere their film and talk about it. In the above interview David Oyelowo talks about how positive the story is, newcomer Madina Nalwanga is excited for parents and kids to get the courage to try new things, and Lupita Nyong’o discusses the accomplishments of Phiona.
Queen of Katwe is out tomorrow, Friday September 23, 2016.