Life in the impoverished slum of Katwe is a constant struggle.
When young Phiona meets Katende, a soccer player turned missionary who teaches children chess, she is captivated. Recognising her natural aptitude and the fighting spirit she’s inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her … and she advances steadilly through the ranks in competitions & tournaments.
Her mother isn’t too happy initially, but she comes to realise that Phiona has a chance to excel. So she teams up with Katende to help Phiona fulfil her potential, to escape a life of poverty, and to save her family.
Cert PG – 124 mins