Dinesh is an independent documentary filmmaker who is currently directing and producing his first feature-length documentary Unbroken Glass with Kartemquin Films.
His completed cinematography credits include shooting part of American Arab by Usama Alshaibi, Waking in Oak Creek about the 2012 Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin with Not in Our Town, and a variety of short work with local and national producers.
In addition Unbroken Glass, he is currently co-producing and shooting How to Build a School in Haiti which looks at the promise and perils of international aid through the story of a school being built in rural Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He also recently collaborated with Sundance fellow Ngawang Choephel on a documentary about the Tibetan refugee community in South India as well as filmmakers Deb Ellis (Howard Zinn: You Can’t be Neutral on a Moving Train) and Alex Halkin on the forthcoming End of Love about the influence internet pornography on culture and developing youth.
Dinesh graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in 2006, concentrating in Cinema Studies and Religion in the Humanities. He was a finalist for the University’s prestigious Edes Prize for Emerging Artists in 2011.
Dinesh is a passionate advocate for youth media. He has served on the board of directors of Community TV Network, Cinema Chicago’s Education Advisory Committee, in addition to jurying the Chicago Youth Community Film Festival.
Films by Dinesh Sabu
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