Dinesh Sabu

Dinesh Sabu is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Berkeley, California. His work has appeared on PBS, NBC, HBO, and at numerous festivals around the world. Dinesh co-produced his feature directorial debut Unbroken Glass with Chicago's renowned Kartemquin Films, (Hoop Dreams, Minding the Gap),  where he also served as cinematographer of American Arab (2013).

Unbroken Glass was screened at numerous film festivals and community-based events. Among its numerous distinctions, Dinesh won "Best Director" at the 2017 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. It was broadcast on the 5th season of PBS’ America ReFramed in 2017.

In 2014 Dinesh was a fellow in Firelight Media's Documentary Lab. He holds a black belt in Tomiki Aikido and graduated from the University of Chicago in 2006. He earned his MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford University in 2019.


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