Queen of Katwe (Centerpiece Spotlight)


QUEEN OF KATWE is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.

Cast & Crew

Director: Mira Nair
Writer: William Wheeler

Lydia Dean Pilcher, p.g.a.
John Carls, p.g.a.

Cinematographer: Sean Bobbitt, B.S.C.

Principal Cast: 
David Oyelowo
Lupita Nyong’o
Madina Nalwanga
Martin Kabanza
Taryn “Kay” Kyaze
Ethan Nazario Lubega
Nikita Waliga