Directed by Dinesh Sabu
Run time: 56 mins
Unbroken Glass is the story of filmmaker Dinesh Sabu’s journey to piece together the story of his parents’ lives, twenty years after their deaths. When he was six, Dinesh’s father died after a sudden diagnosis of stomach cancer. One month later, his mother committed suicide, the end of a fifteen-year struggle with schizophrenia. As time passed his older siblings seemed to have pieced their lives together, rarely talking about these shattering events. Reaching adulthood with little idea of who his parents were and disconnection to where his family came from, Dinesh sets out on a journey to uncover his parents’ story. Along the way he uncovers a silenced family history of mental illness as he confronts his own trauma of being orphaned and explores what it means to live in the shadow of mental illness and diaspora.
Dinesh Sabu is an independent documentary filmmaker who is currently directing and producing his first feature-length documentary Unbroken with Kartemquin Films. He learned vérité cinematography from Kartemquin Co-founder Gordon Quinn. After serving in a variety of capacities on Kartemquin, Dinesh went on to shoot part of American Arab (2013) and as additional camera on The Home Stretch (2014). He also served as cinematographer for Waking in Oak Creek (2014), about the 2012 Sikh Temple Shooting in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
STUCK IN TIME
Directed by Nabhan Zaman
Run time: 5min
Language: Bangla (with English subtitles)
A man decides to end his life and quit his misery but soon discovers his mistakes , when something mysterious finds him
Nabhan Zaman was fond I was of the the concept of film making since childhood. He joined AIUB university and graduated on Mass Media and Communication and very recently I have finished my Masters on Film and Television from IUB. He made several short films and worked on numerous weddings. His passion is to turn a wedding into a fairy tale.