Scenes from the 2003 documentary Dark Horse.
Once a heralded chess champion, Genesis Potini spent many years in and out of mental institutions, battling with severe bipolar disorder.
He was also known as a formidable communicator, a teacher, chess coach and up-front advocate for mental health issues.
Genesis Potini died of a heart attack aged 46 on the 15th August 2011.
Kim Hill talked with Genesis on the eve of the 2003 screening of the award-winning documentary 'Dark Horse' which inspired the making of a movie of the same name now showing nationwide.