Ugandan fashion mogul, Sylvia Owori, bought her way into the film as an extra at an auction that acted as a fundraiser for Maisha Film Labs. Other prizes included a "12 Years a Slave" DVD signed by Lupita Nyong'o. See more »
[around 113:00 celebrating wins in international tournament in Sudan the three are at a table drinking floats and eating french fries]
We use to eat rice and beans in the village... look at what we are eating now mmm mmm mmm.
Ketchup... it's the greatest thing ever invented !
[laughing the 3 hold up one french fry with ketchup on it in a toasting fashion and say "ketchup yeah... Cheers"]
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I highly recommend this & its a great family movie. A little too Disney at some points, but that is not always a bad thing.
"Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong." Phiona (Nalwanga) is having a hard time trying to find a place where she feels like she fits in. Like most Ugandan families she is struggling. When she attends a chess class with her brother she meets Robert (Oyelowo) who teaches her chess, and changes her life. This is a movie I was really looking forward to. I love true stories, and movies about an underprivileged child finding a way to improve her life are usually wonderful and inspiring. This movie is no exception. The story really sucks you in and you connect with Phiona in a way you don't with many characters and find yourself actively rooting for her. The acting is really good but the drama and heart is the real reason to watch this. I highly recommend this and its a great family movie. It is a little too Disney at some points, but in a movie like this that is not a bad thing. Overall, inspiring and one I highly recommend. Stay through the credits, they have the actors standing along side the actual people they played in the movie. I wish more true stories would do something like this. I give this an A-.
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