During the Cold War, four legendary female chess players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became Soviet icons of female emancipation.
Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze, and Nana Ioseliani. These are four legendary female chess players from Georgia, a popular holiday destination during the Soviet Union although we may not know their names. After Nona Gaprindashvili became the first woman to be awarded the Grandmaster, which calls the World Chess Champion, the rest three women followed Gaprindashvili’s path and swept all the championships across the world. At that time, the chess world was conceived as something for men. When Georgian people have a daughter, they started to name the baby after one of their names. Also, many chess schools were established. This film is not only about looking back on the glories of former days of these four legends but also presenting how they have blown a fresh breeze into male-dominated Georgia and the chess world. (CHUN Jinsu)
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