Saturday, November 29, 2014

Saturday Short

What would it be like to play chess as an unsighted person? Today's short is the trailer for Algorithms, a 96-minute documentary that addresses the question and how, in particular, the game of "Blind Chess" in India thrives. Recipient of a 2014 "Best Story Award" at the Krasnogorski International Festival of Sport Films in Moscow, the film is directed and edited by sociologist Ian McDonald, who also is the cinematographer, and produced by AkamPuram, an independent production company. Read brief biographies of the featured chess players.

The trailer also is available on YouTube.