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, California, and India.

The film is funded in part by The Sage Foundation, Firelight Media, the Kiran Bavikatte Foundation, the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Asian Giving Circle and the Illinois Arts Counci.l

2016
55 minutes
Issues: Family, Happiness, Health, Immigration, Mental Health/Psychology/Trauma, Race/Ethnicity/Racism, Religion, Youth