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From Grass To Grace: Story Of A Young Ugandan Lady Called Madina Nalwanga

Madina Nalwanga was born in the poor Katwe neighborhood in Kampala, Uganda, and spent her childhood selling corn on the streets.

Her life turned around when she was discovered by a casting director at a community dance class in the Kabalagala neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda, a slum known for prostitution.

During the filming of Queen of Katwe, David Oyelowo ( who acted as her chess master and teacher in the movie) took Nalwanga to see Jurassic World with other kids from the set, and discovered she'd never seen a movie when she asked, "Is that what we are doing?" When she watched Queen of Katwe, it was only the second time she'd been inside a movie theater

The movie was based on the true life story of another young person from the slums who used Chess to fight her way out of poverty.

Queen of KATWE changed her life forever. 2 years after the movie Forbes named her the lead role in Disney's "Queen of Katwe." earned her numerous accolades for her acting debut, including an NAACP Image Award, a Women Film Critics Circle Award and Critics Choice Award nominations.

Although her net worth is under review. But her story is a typical example of 0-100 She won, she beat poverty and the slums. Her story changed. It only took a random visit from a top Filmmaker to her dance class.

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