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Lets Talk Mental Health: Unbroken Glass || Stuck in Time

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SATURDAY, OCT 22nd, 2016 || 12:00PM || CARCO THEATRE

UNBROKEN GLASS: It is the story of filmmaker Dinesh Sabu’s journey to piece together the story of his parents’ lives, twenty years after their deaths
Directed by Dinesh Sabu
Run time: 56 mins
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2014

STUCK IN TIME: A man decides to end his life and quit his misery but soon discovers his mistakes, when something mysterious finds him.
Directed by Nabhan Zaman
Run time: 5min
Language: Bangla (with English subtitles)
Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2013
Powerful movies holding a mirror to the ills of mental health, often a topic that is taboo within the community

 

Panel Discussion with filmmaker Dinesh Sabu and local mental health experts

The films Unbroken Glass and the short Stuck in Time will be followed by a panel discussion on Mental Illness and Emotional Well-Being. The panel will be moderated by Bipasha Mukherjee. The panelists will be the filmmaker Dinesh Sabu and local mental health experts. Please join us to see this amazing documentary about how a man used his passion of film-making to come to terms with the demons that haunted his family. In this safe space, we will have an open discussion about what mental illness is and the relationship people have with it, whether as a person with mental illness or their friends, families, and community members who love them and grapple with how to support them.

Panel:
Manka Dhingra
Manka Dhingra works in Mental Health Court. Prior to becoming a King County Deputy Prosecuting attorney, Senior Specialist she assisted with Sexually Violent Predator cases. Manka is the founder of Chaya, a South Asian Domestic Violence Organization and served on its board for 7 years. She is currently the president of NAMI Eastside.

Esther Steen
MS in Psychology and an Agency Affiliated Counselor. I empower clients to heal through past traumas, repair relationships, work through addiction, life transitions, and chronic mental illness. I have in a residential treatment facility for the severely mentally ill, and in outpatient community mental health. I utilize evidence-based solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy, mixed with other theories eclectically in order to craft each unique therapeutic relationship, and treatment plan.

Bipasha Mukherjee (Moderator)
Bipasha is deeply passionate about mental health and issues of emotional well-being. She is interested in raising awareness around mental health issues in the south Asian community. She has been working in the field of mental health – especially crisis counselling – for over 20 years. She is proud to say that she has benefited greatly from having a therapist and recommends everyone try it.

UNBROKEN GLASS                                                            Unbroken Glass

Directed by Dinesh Sabu
Run time: 56 mins
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2014

Synopsis
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.

DIRECTOR’S BIO

DIRDinesh 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)
Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2013

Synopsis
A man decides to end his life and quit his misery but soon discovers his mistakes , when something mysterious finds him

DIRECTOR’S BIO

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.