Tuesday August 11 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC Newsworld
The Rubik's Cube is back. But for the elite breed of obsessed 'brainiacs' who can solve the puzzle in less than 30 seconds, it's much more than just a game.
Cubers follows a group of speed-cubers from Canada, U.S.A., France and Israel as they enter the competitive world of cubing, and battle to be crowned the fastest Cuber in the world. However, the mind-twisting Rubik's Cube - the fad toy of the 1980s - also provides genuine mental and emotional benefits to the competitors at the World's Rubik's Cube Championship in Florida.Rafael Algarin.
In the tradition of films like Spellbound and Word Wars, Cubers builds to a dramatic finale while demonstrating how a mere game can make a difference in people's lives. Cubing helps Rafael of Chicago find solace after the death of his sister; Canada's Matt Walter overcomes learning problems; and Dror of Israel deepens his relationship with his father. But are they all a little too obsessed with their gaming passion?
Cubers was directed by Richard LeBlanc and produced by Walter Forsyth for Red Cube Productions (Halifax) in association with CBC Newsworld.