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by Ian McDonald, Geetha J


In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Masters, driven by a man with a vision. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary on the thriving but little known world of Blind Chess in India. Filmed over three years, it follows three talented boys from different parts of India and a totally blind player turned pioneer who not only aims to situate India on a global stage but also wants all blind children to play chess. Algorithms travels with the chess players to competitive tournaments and visits them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes.

international title: Algorithms
original title: Algorithms
country: India, Greece, Sweden, Serbia
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Ian McDonald, Geetha J
film run: 100'
release date: GB 07/11/2014
producer: Geetha J

main awards/selection

Sydney Film Festival 2013
FilmColumbia Festival 2014
New York City, New York 2014

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