This episode of Inside Out is narrated by Genesis Potini, the Gisborne chess prodigy and mental health advocate who inspired movie The Dark Horse. Potini talks about his work with the Eastern Knights, an inclusive chess club he founded to serve his wider Ngāti Porou community. Potini is a natural showman, swapping chess pieces and put-downs in a game of speed chess with his mate 'Jedi'. At a meeting for mental health awareness project Like Minds, he recalls the breakdown that led to his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. This episode is a shortened version of Jim Marbrook's award-winning 70-minute documentary Dark Horse.
He's a bit loud, sometimes! It's always different, he's always changing.– Liz Potini describes her husband Genesis Potini
Long White Cloud Productions
Made with funding from NZ On Air