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‘Queen of Katwe’: From the Slums to Chess Olympiads

Most films about Africa offer a stark picture of a war-torn continent. Mira Nair's “Queen of Katwe” is a celebration of the human spirit, the story of a young girl from a slum in Uganda's capital city turned chess champion. Based on a true story, the film boasts a stellar cast with Lupita Nyong'o and David Oyelowo, and vibrant cinematography. The film follows Walt Disney Pictures' traditional arc of the underdog: a poor teenage girl who escapes poverty through her...

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