Impact Ethics

Events, By Category and Date:

» Go to news main

Unbroken Glass

Posted by nte on March 27, 2017 in Films
Photo: Kartemquin Films
Photo: Kartemquin Films

Free public screening with expert-led panel discussion afterwards.
Monday, March 27, 2017 (7:00PM)
QEII Royal Bank Theatre, Halifax Infirmary, Ground Floor, 1796 Summer St. entrance

ModeratorTim Krahn (Research Associate, Novel Tech Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax NS).


  • Sabina Abidi (Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University & IWK Youth Psychosis Team. Head, Division of Outpatient Services, IWK Mental Health & Addictions Program, Halifax NS).
  • Karim Dharamsi (Philosopher. Chair, Associate Professor, Department of General Education, Mount Royal University, Calgary AB).
  • Carol Lamarche (Mental Health Knowledge Translation Specialist. Healing Tree Communications, Halifax NS).

Event poster
Unbroken Glass trailer
Join the Facebook page for this event
Unbroken Glass ends dynamic week-long run; now available through Tugg!


Twenty years after the death of his parents, filmmaker Dinesh Sabu begins a journey to finally piece together their story.Uncovering a silenced family history of mental illness, Dinesh confronts the legacy of having a mother who lived with schizophrenia and died by suicide, the reality of growing up an orphaned immigrant, and the trauma of these events. Can he reconcile these truths all while living in the specter of mental illness?

Alternative synopsis


Topics for discussion

  • Schizophrenia 
  • Family resilience and coping 
  • Immigration and living as a cultural minority in America 
  • Early parental death 
  • Suicide
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Discussion questions