Dinesh Sabu

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Film Projects


Dinesh Sabu is an independent documentary filmmaker. 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, (Minding the Gap, The Interrupters), where he also served as cinematographer of American Arab (2013), which premiered at IDFA in 2013. 

Unbroken Glass was screened at numerous film festivals and community-based events. Among its many 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 graduated from the University of Chicago in 2006 and earned his MFA in Documentary Film and Video from Stanford in 2019. Dinesh teaches documentary production as Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marquette University.