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“Queen of Katwe” Film Screening in Partnership with U of C Service League

December 14 @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a screening in partnership with Uof C Service League of “Queen of Katwe” (2016) directed by Mira Nair.
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.


December 14
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Ave
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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