Maine's Premier Screening of the Documentary Film Algorithms

03.15.15 Join us at the State Scholastic Individual Championships on Saturday, March 21st in the Memorial Union at the University of Maine Orono for Maine's premier screening of the 2014 film Algorithms. Algorithms is an inspiring documentary about the young blind chess players of India. The film will be run at noon, free of charge, in the lounge of the Memorial Union directly across from the information center. Algorithms has been described as beautiful to watch, engrossing, and a viewing pleasure.

Join us for the Maine premier of Ian McDonald's 2014 documentary film Algorithms following the young blind chess player of India.

For more information on this film visit Algorithms The Documentary

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In India, a group of boys dream of becoming Chess Grandmasters. But this is no ordinary chess and these are no ordinary players. Algorithms is a documentary that transports us into the little known world of Blind Chess.

Chess is an ancient and universal game with origins in India. Filmed over three years in different parts of India, Algorithms follows three boys and an adult champion who not only aspires to bring global recognition to India's blind chess players, but also wants to encourage all blind children to play chess.

The filmmakers travel with the players to competitive tournaments, including the World Junior Blind Chess Championship. They also film them in their home milieu where they reveal their struggles, anxieties and hopes. Moving through the algorithms of the blind chess world, the film is a tactile and mindful journey that challenges the notion of what it means to "see."


Saturday, March 21, 2015

University of Maine Orono Memorial Union

12:00 noon

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