Funding takes Unbroken Glass closer

We’re excited to announce major support from the Sage Foundation for our in-progress film Unbroken Glass. Sage's generous grant will allow director Dinesh Sabu and his team to continue refining the film's rough cut throughout the summer back in-house at Kartemquin.

In further good news, the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has awarded Dinesh an Individual Artist Support grant to work with a graphics animator. Since old family photos are such a key element of the language of Unbroken Glass this work will be vital to the aesthetic of his film.

In Unbroken Glass filmmaker Dinesh Sabu sets out to learn the truth about his parents' lives twenty years after their deaths. 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 verite scenes, Unbroken Glass shows one family confronting its history of mental illness and loss.

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