Oct 5 – Oct 6, 2018
Bringing the best in thought-provoking films and
innovating crafts celebrating African culture and experience.
TELLING AFRICAN STORIES
Waco-Nigerian Competition for Innovative Crafts
Friday, 5th October
6:30 pm Opening Reception Texas Room 117-116
7:00 pm “Queen of Katwe” Director Mira Nair
Living in Katwe, a slum in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga), her mother Nakku Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o) and younger members of her family. She and her younger brother help their mother sell in the market and scavenge for food and water. She also helps care for a new baby brother. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo) at a missionary program. Katende coaches soccer and teaches children to play chess at a local center. Curious, Phiona approaches and learns the game. She becomes fascinated with it and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance.
Saturday, 6th October
Details to come