Queen of Katwe - Alicia Keys "Back To Life" Featurette

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  • Published on:  8/31/2016
  • Queen of Katwe is in theaters September 30!Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (The Hoax) based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Darjeeling Limited) and John Carls (Where the Wild Things Are) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga.For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong'o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona's natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she's inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney's Queen of Katwe will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.Like Queen of Katwe on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/QueenOfKatwe/Follow Queen of Katwe on Twitter:https://twitter.com/queenofkatweFollow Queen of Katwe on Instagramhttps://instagram.com/queenofkatwemovie
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  • Krystal W.
    Krystal W. 2 years ago+3

    I got goosebumps from this song 😭❤️

  • Bryana Colbert
    Bryana Colbert 2 years ago+2

    I love A.Keys so much.

  • Kimberly Robles
    Kimberly Robles 2 years ago+5

    Omg so happy Alicia keys is gonna sing in this movie

  • papajaz ram
    papajaz ram 2 years ago+2

    proud of UGANDA

  • Precious David
    Precious David 2 years ago

    wow Alicia this is awesome n u r amazing.

  • Precious David
    Precious David 2 years ago

    wow Alicia this is awesome n u r amazing.

  • Dara Akinsooto
    Dara Akinsooto 2 years ago

    in in comparison, when men and women are empowered the great expections,invision, etc are showcased! what a beyond inspirational symphony

  • Coshito Henry
    Coshito Henry 2 years ago +1

    i cant wait for it

  • Mia 58
    Mia 58 2 years ago+2

    This is amazing

  • katerina velona
    katerina velona 2 years ago

    I love Alicia Keys so much and the song is amazing!!And I think I will love the movie too, I already liked the trailer a lot!!

  • Nijee Vaughn
    Nijee Vaughn 2 years ago+2

    I just got chills like wow

  • Joseph Elvis Manzano

    i love Alicia Keys

  • kelvin ehigie
    kelvin ehigie 2 years ago

    Yes Alicia!

  • Bright Fash
    Bright Fash 2 years ago

    Where is the Davido skelewu soundtrack I had is on this movie?????

  • marlon orfrini
    marlon orfrini 2 years ago

    OMG!

  • موسى الجهني

    الله يلعنكم يا ماسونين يا ديزني

  • Hound
    Hound 2 years ago+1

    she's so different,