When he was six-years-old, Dinesh Das Sabu’s parents died. Raised by his older siblings, he had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Through making UNBROKEN GLASS, he attempts to piece together their story and his own. Uncovering a silenced family history and disturbing truths, Dinesh and his siblings must finally reconcile the past, confronting the trauma of losing their parents and the specter of mental illness.
UNBROKEN GLASS weaves together Das Sabu’s journey of discovery with cinema-verite scenes of his family dealing with still raw emotions and consequences of his immigrant parents’ lives and deaths. The film was shot over five years in Illinois, New Mexico, California, and India.
UNBROKEN GLASS was directed and produced by Dinesh Das Sabu. Executive Producers are Gordon Quinn, Leslie Simmer, Justine Nagan, Betsy Steinberg, and Melissa Sage Fadim. The film was edited by Matt Lauterbach, shot by Dinesh Das Sabu and Ian Robertson Kibbe, and co-produced by R. Patrick Lile, with music by Joshua Abrams. A Kartemquin Films documentary.