October 3, 2016 6:00 pm
Kartemquin Films is pleased to announce the world premiere of Unbroken Glass. Graduate of the University of Chicago and former Kartemquin intern, Dinesh Das Sabu debuts his feature documentary at the 2016 Seattle South Asian Film Festival on October 22. The film will then receive its Texas premiere at Dallas Videofest on October 23, and its Chicago premiere on November 2nd as part of the Kartemquin Fall Festival.
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, New Mexico, California, and India.
“I hope that telling my family’s story will raise awareness and reduce the stigma of mental illness, while at the same time empower suicide survivors and families of the mentally ill to share their stories,” said Das Sabu. “It’s been a long road—living through these events and the filmmaking process—but I’m very proud that it’s done, and excited to meet an audience with it.”
Das Sabu and two of his siblings will attend the Unbroken Glass world premiere at Seattle South Asian Film Festival on Saturday, October 22 at 12:00pm at the Carco Theater. For Seattle South Asian Film Festival ticket info, click here. Das Sabu and Executive Producer Gordon Quinn will also attend the Texas premiere at Dallas Videofest on Sunday, October 23 at 5:15pm. Das Sabu will attend the Chicago premiere on Wednesday, November 2 at 8pm at ArcLight Lincoln Park, and the Wisconsin premiere at Driftless Film Festival on Sunday, November 6 at 3pm.
To be held November 2-4 in partnership with ArcLight Cinemas in Lincoln Park, Kartemquin’s Fall Festival will present groundbreaking work coming through its acclaimed filmmaker development programs: KTQ Labs, Diverse Voices in Docs, and the Kartemquin Internship; along with previews of its latest works-in-progress, and premieres of new completed films.
Read more about the story of Unbroken Glass at Indiewire.com.