Since he was 5 yrs old, Jose's abuelita taught him to play chess like his grandfather who was a champion in Mexico. Now as part of the Brownsville school team, Jose has the chance to use his skills and for once in his life, finds himself in the spotlight, as he tries to help his team make it to the Texas state finals. As their coach, Mr. Alvarado, teaches his students the meaning of perseverance and team effort in the face of adversity, Jose discovers his own strengths and uses them to bring his broken family together.
Did You Know?
The film is based on the story of Brownsville elementary school. In 1993, an elementary school teacher J.J.Guajardo showed his student show to play chess, primarily to ward off behavioral issues. They won the state championship every year thence, from 1993 to 1999. Brownsville today houses a number of chess clubs including Brownsville Royal Knights, for which nearly 4000 students sign up every year. See more
Made for You
Written by Adam McInnis
Vicki Holmes, Dominique Garcia"
Performed by 'Dominique Garcia'
Courtesy of EvenBreak Studios See more