a16z Podcast: Mastering the Game

img_1307This special episode of the a16z Podcast is based on a Q&A from an early screening we hosted of Disney’s Queen of Katwe, now in theaters. The movie — directed by Mira Nair and based on a book by Tim Crothers — depicts the true story of Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi.

img_1401The conversation, hosted by Ben Horowitz, features actor David Oyelowo who (among other roles, previously played Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in “Selma”) and plays Robert Katende, the engineer-turned-mentor who taught community sports and chess to kids in the slums of Kampala, Uganda.

photo credits: Prentiss Earl lll