Monday, 3 October 2016

Salaam Baalak Trust hosting a Special Screening of Mira Nair's latest film "Queen of Katwe"

Salaam Baalak Trust is delighted to be hosting a Special Screening of Mira Nair's latest film "Queen of Katwe"; produced by Disney Pictures.

A Biographical Sports Drama Film, "Queen of Katwe" is the True Story of the life journey of a little girl - from the slums of Katwe, Uganda; who eventually becomes a Woman Candidate Master at the World Chess Olympiads. Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende's guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty.

Salaam Baalak Trust is especially proud to be part of this event - as this story resonates with that of many of our children.

Many of the friends of Salaam Baalak Trust being celebrities, as also other well known personalities, the Red Carpet Premiere-like feel to the Screening, would have a good mix of Society's A List joining in the celebration. Donors and Patrons would be happy to know that since operational costs are likely to be covered elsewhere; the entire proceeds raised from this charitable activity will be invested into Salaam Baalak Trust's various implementation programmes for the street children.

Donor Passes are available on request. It would be wonderful to have you and your colleagues join us for the Special Screening too.

Name of Film: Queen of Katwe
India Release: Walt Disney Pictures
Date of Special Screening: Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 7.30 p.m.
Venue: INOX CR2 Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Contact:
Bhavesh Bhatt: +919819664322; Email: bhavesh.bhatt@salaamstreetkids.org
Milind Bidwai: +919324553972; Email: milindsbt@gmail.com

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