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UDC Firebird Film Festival - Queen of Katwe - Movie Screening

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4200 Conn. Ave. NW

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Queen of Kawte - Growing up as a poor, uneducated female in the slums of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda is not easy for adolescent Phiona (Masina Malwanga) and her family. Because of her background and the consistent struggles she experiences in her daily life, Phiona does not foresee herself becoming a true success story. It is not until she is meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a soccer coach and missionary who teaches underprivileged children how to play chess. In the beginning Phiona is hesitant about competing against the other kids, but eventually becomes captivated by the art of the game. She proves that she has natural talent and the potential to be one of the greatest players in the nation due to her numerous victories at local and regional tournaments. Not only does she prevails as the underdog, but she is able to imagine a bright and prosperous future which allows her to create a better life for her and her family.

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