Real People that Inspired “Queen of Katwe”

Robert Katende is a missionary to Uganda who uses sport and chess to outreach to the kids from the streets. Phiona Mutesi was one of those young girls. But meeting Katende meant more than just free porridge, he become her mentor and friend and eventually led her to be a chess champion representing her country. Their story inspired the new Disney film Queen of Katwe. They shared about their faith and how they see God every step of the way in their incredible journey.

Queen of Katwe opens in theatres Friday, September 30.