Times Live Series

A childhood passion for chess grew into an adult passion to share the game with his township community. Brian Qamata from Khayelitsha, Site C, was introduced to chess as a young adult. From the moment he touched a chess piece he fell in love with this ancient game of foresight and strategy.

This series was commissioned by Activate! Leadership, to highlight the inspiring people that have passed through their doors. Their Change Drivers programme equips Activators with innovation & project planning skills. They explore aspects of leadership & values; and offer an understanding on how to navigate the socio-political landscape.  It was shot on an iPhone 8 and published on the Times Live, online platform 2018.

Filmed and Edited: Lara Taylor