Queen of Katwe

From the largest slum in Kampala, Uganda, to an international chess competition in Moscow and then to the world stage, the trajectory of Phiona Mutesi’s life has been stunningly swift. Her nine-year-old mind proved adept at grasping the intricacies of the “Game of Kings” and she was able to become a chess champion, gain an education, buy a home for her mother, and help others to follow her example.


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Film runtime: 2 hours, 4 minutse

Film rating: PG. Common Sense Media rates this film as appropriate for ages 10+. We recommend our resources for Grades 5+.

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Queen of Katwe Discussion Guide

Film Synopsis
Learning About the Setting
Phiona’s Family
Robert Katende, Mentor
Learning the ‘Game of Kings’
Becoming the Queen of Katwe
Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende: Where Are They Now?
The Children of Uganda

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