Film still from Algorithms. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Algorithms. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Algorithms

British Council John Grierson Documentary Series
  • Sun 17 Feb 2019
  • 4—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated Exempt

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.

IN/GR/SE/RS/ME, 2014, 100 min., Dir. Ian McDonald, Geetha J

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Film poster from Algorithms. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film poster from Algorithms. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Algorithms. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

Film still from Algorithms. Image courtesy of British Council New Zealand.

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