Former Ugandan slum dweller, now chess champion, coming to a theater near you

In case you missed this story about Phiona Mutesi, and can’t wait for the movie, here it is again. Great story! Bears repeating. Phiona Mutesi, whose life and chess prowess are to be made into a Disney film, remembers at first, ‘I was very dirty…They didn’t accept me even to touch the pieces.’


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