Algorithms

Algorithms

DVD - 2014?
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"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, Algorithms travels with three talented boys and a totally blind player turned pioneer to competitive national and world championships and visits them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes. Going beyond sight and story, this observational sport doc with a difference moves through the algorithms of the blind chess world challenging the sighted of what it means to see. It allows for the tactile and thoughtful journey that explores foresight, sight and vision to continue long after the moving image ends."--Film website.
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2014?]
Edition: Widescreen version
Copyright Date: ©2012
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,all regions
digital,optical,stereo
NTSC
Additional Contributors: McDonald, Ian 1965-
Alternative Title: Blind chess players of India

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yontichat
Jan 06, 2017

Fantastic!!!! these students are a maze zinggggg!!! loved this film - really warmed my heart - these kids - wow - all of them fine examples - and their families are full of love - great film

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Quetzlzacatenango
Apr 19, 2015

Very slow documentary about an interesting subject. Unfortunately, it's shot mostly as a 3rd person observer with no narration so mostly we just see adults criticizing and admonishing blind youths to keep practicing their chess and continue with their studies. I think it's meant to be insightful and contemplative but since it's filmed in black and white there's really only a couple of good close ups of the players feeling the game pieces and everything else feels disconnected.

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