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Queen of Katwe Is a Near Flawless Tale of Achievement Despite Obstacles!

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Phiona Metusi is a Ugandan girl who rose from the slum/ghetto town of Katwe in Uganda to become a champion chess player.

Her story – as adapted for film by writer William Wheeler and director Mira Nair – rising above the clichés of ‘the sports story’ by virtue of being true and being adapted with both precision and love. It is as close to a flawless film as I’ve ever seen.

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