The Queen of Katwe!

Friday, September 23, 2016

With all the political nonsense and horrible news on television these days, it's time to head to the movies. I just love movies that have a heartwarming and good message, so I can't wait to see Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE  which opens nationwide on Friday,  September 30th.

The film is based on the inspiring true story of Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi. Phiona was a young girl living in the slums of Katwe, Uganda. One day she stumbles upon Katende and a group of children playing chess in a makeshift church. Through the guidance of Katende and the game of chess, Phiona is encouraged to believe in herself. Eventually, she finds herself not only competing in local chess matches, but winning in international competitions. Robert and Phiona’s story celebrates the notion that champions can come from the most unlikely places. Here's a trailer...

I know a lot of unlikely champions. People who overcome obstacles in their lives are so inspiring. Who is your favorite unlikely champion these days?


Susie said...

Japolina, I want to see this movie and the one called Sully. I love feel good movies too. My hero lately is my daughter Kathy. She has taken on an extra job to help get her debt paid down she can move possibly in her future. I know my daughters are strong women. I hope they have that much of my mother and me in their spirits. I saw a quote once on a said :" Here's to strong women, may we know them , may we be them and may we raise them." Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

angryparsnip said...

I so want to see this movie.
When my sons and daughter was in 4th grade the class learned to play chess and we played it for many years till they went off to University.

cheers, parsnip

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I too am looking forward to this movie - something positive!

vivian said...

Hello! I guess we havent visited in a while! some how your posts havent been showing up in my blog feed.. but this one did! This looks like a great movie. I shall add it to my want to see list. there are a bunch of them. maybe this weekend I will go see several!
thanks for sharing

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