Twenty years after their deaths, filmmaker Dinesh Sabu sets out to learn the truth about his parents’ lives. Retracing the story of his parents’ immigration from India, Dinesh uncovers his mother’s schizophrenia, a mental illness that perhaps ultimately led to her suicide. Rather than retelling a linear history of his parents’ lives, the film paints an impressionistic portrait of them and Dinesh’s journey of discovery. Through memories, personal interviews, and vérité scenes, Unbroken Glass shows one family confronting its history of mental illness and loss.
Status: Released (2016)
Director: Dinesh Sabu
Production Company: Kartemquin Films
World Premiere – Seattle South Asian Film Festival, 2016
Broadcast – PBS America Reframed, May 16, 2017
Go behind the scenes: Panel Discussion with Director + Editor