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BSU and Foreign Films Present 'Queen of Katwe'

Published: February 6, 2017

"Queen of Katwe" is an inspiring film based on the true story of Phiona, a 10-year-old Ugandan girl born into poverty whose life rapidly changes after she is introduced to the game of chess and against all odds becomes a national champion. The film will be shown Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema. 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Black Student Union and Foreign Film Series present "Queen of Katwe" as part of the university's Black HQueen of Katweistory Month celebration. There is no cost for admission. Donations to support the Black Student Union will be accepted.

"Queen of Katwe" (PG), directed by Mira Nair and starring Madina Nalwanga, earned the African-American Film Critics Association Top 10 Films Award in 2016 and the Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Family Film.

"Queen of Katwe" promotional trailer.

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