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Queen of Katwe (2019/2020 CREMCYA/CSMS International Film Series)

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Queen of Katwe (2019/2020 CREMCYA/CSMS International Film Series)

Venue: G5, St Mary's University
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Country: Uganda
Dr Ozlem Erden
Rural poverty, female-headed households, resilience, agency

The Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA) and the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) announce their 2019/20 International Film Series.

This international film series aims to raise awareness about the social, cultural, economic and political contexts in which young people live their lives around the world. Our facilitators will create an engaging platform for students, researchers, academics and practitioners to share their ideas about the issues mentioned in each film.

CREMCYA and CSMS welcome anyone interested in broadening their horizons through visual arts. Please save the dates for the confirmed screenings and feel free to invite people from your networks. More information about the rest of the program will be provided in due course.

Queen of Katwe portrays the life of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl living in the Uganda slum of Katwe who discovers her uncanny talent for chess. She eventually rises to become one of her nation’s top players with the help of her coach, Robert Katende.

CREMCYA and CSMS invite you to come and watch the film with us and then stay to discuss its rich themes, including gender, rural poverty, female-headed households, resilience and agency. 

The films will be screened in their original languages with English subtitles.


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