Sat, 18 Nov|
Queen of Katwe
A young girl's world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.
Time & Location
18 Nov, 11:00 – 13:30
Watershed , 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
About the Event
Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona - but her world changes when she meets Robert Katende who teaches her how to play chess. Fascinated with the game and under Katende’s guidance she becomes a skilled player. Her success in local competitions brings opportunities for a brighter future and a chance to leave her life in the slums behind.
With an introduction by AFRISOS (African School of Storytelling) with Megan Brownrigg showing shorts from filmmaker Jigar Ganatra, an award-winning Tanzanian visionary Director and D.O.P whose eco-philosophical documentaries challenge humanity to reevaluate our connection to nature.
Tickets are available here.