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Sat, 18 Nov

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Watershed

Queen of Katwe

A young girl's world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.

Queen of Katwe
Queen of Katwe

Time & Location

18 Nov 2023, 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.

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