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April 11, 2017, from 4:45 pm to 7:00 pm

Screening Unbroken Glass by Dinesh Das Sabu

Event Information

A family tragedy. A filmmaker’s journey. Shattering the Silence.

The screening of this film will be followed by a conversation with the director, Dinesh Das Sabu, in Preston 110.

Twenty years after the death of his parents, Indian-American filmmaker Dinesh Sabu begins a journey to finally piece together their story. Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Sabu confronts the legacy of having a schizophrenic mother who died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Raised by his older siblings, Sabu had little idea who his parents were or where he came from. Through making Unbroken Glass, he attempts to put together their story and his own.

A student discussion with the filmmaker over snacks will directly follow the screening and Q&A. This will take place in the George Ball Lounge (Campus Center) from 6:15-7:15. Discussion sponsored by the Asian Student Organization, International Students’ Organization, and National Alliance on Mental Issues at Bard.

Unbroken Glass, a promising directorial debut from Dinesh Sabu…his journey is a fascinating look into how we are caught between influences of our past and present, especially within the life-changing bond of a family.”

– RogerEbert.com

“Like a mosaic, Unbroken Glass takes the pieces of an unspoken family tragedy and reassembles them into a new and moving work of art. Deeply personal, yet amazingly universal. 4 Jaws out of 4.”

– Matt Kubinski, CinemaJaw