On Wednesday she attended the South Africa premiere in Johannesburg at Montecasino.
She was joined by Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi on whom the story is based.
Zohran Mamdani, Akin Osamoto (Rwabushenyi President), Rori Motuba (Christine) and director, Mira Nair were also in attendance.
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The film, which was shot in Katwe, Kampala and Johannesburg is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.
Watch the trailer here:
The film releases in cinemas on Friday, 14 October.