Hi there,My name is Howard Burton, I am a documentary filmmaker and author. I created a recently released 4-part documentary, THROUGH THE MIRROR OF CHESS: A CULTURAL EXPLORATION, about the remarkable impact of chess on culture, art, science and sport. Review by. Many top chess players participated in the series, including: GM Pontus Carlsson, GM Daniel Gormally, IM Jovanka Houska, GM Larry Kaufman, GM Elshan Moradiabadi, GM Elisabeth Pähtz, NM Bruce Pandolfini, IM Daniel Rensch, GM David Smerdon, and GM Hou Yifan. See the review by Tom Shupe I also wrote a book, CHESSAYS: TRAVELS THROUGH THE WORLD OF CHESS, about all sorts of chess-related issues that I encountered during my time spent as a tourist in the chess world. In my new blog, NOTES FROM A CHESS TOURIST, I will be sharing behind-the-scenes insights into the production of the film series and further reflections. Website: