2014 was a particularly great year for Māori cinema and Genesis Potini was known on the chess circuit as one of Aotearoa's all-time greats. He was big, brave and brilliant.
The unlikely hometown hero shot to stardom in the movie "The Dark Horse" based on his remarkable life. However before the movie, there was a documentary and this provided the inspiration for the performance critics described as "career-defining" for leading man Cliff Curtis.
Ruwani Perera has the story, to view the full episode see the video below.