Queen of Katwe was released in 2016 but it is still a good movie to be seen anyway, anytime. If you need some boost of confidence or some “I-can-do-it” vibe, then pick this movie up.
Where do I really begin? The character Fiona is a very strong one and her character is one that many people can relate to in Africa.
You know, the typical growing up in the village and not having access to opportunities and so when it comes, there is this burst of excitement and then slowly the mind begins to play tricks. That’s exactly what happened with this character. It was a mental battle for her.
I’m honestly trying not to spill so much here so you won’t say I’m a spoiler. But, can we all give a round of applause to the coach and his wife? What???
Her character was subtle but powerful. If she didn’t let him be with the pioneers, there would be no pioneers or Fiona. The part where he got a job and didn’t take it really melted by heart. Most people are called to do what they do, truly.
There are other characters in the movie that made me happy – Benjamin and Brian. Fiona’s mum and Night. Mr. Katende – The Coach.
For me, what I loved most was the burst of culture. I had to say aloud “Africans are the same”. The movie made us see Katwe in Uganda in her full glory. I also loved that it was a true-life story and even the real characters were shown later on.
There is so much to say but you can tell I’m holding back.
Mr. Katende made a powerful statement in that movie – Sometimes, where you are used to is not where you belong. I’m keeping this one for the journey.
Go and see Queen of Katwe if you haven’t. If you have, what was your biggest takeaway?
See Queen of Katwe trailer below