Sobaz Benjamin

Sobaz Benjamin Strategic Arts Management Board of DirectorsSobaz was born in London, England and has also lived in the Caribbean Island of Grenada and also Toronto, Ontario and currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his wife and two children.  He has completed undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production at York University in Toronto.  He is currently completing an MA in Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Sobaz is the founder, and past Program Director of an innovative arts based youth engagement, empowerment and reintegration program called In My Own Voice (iMOVe) a partnership with the Community justice Society and Funded by the Federal Justice Department.  For over eighteen years Sobaz, has used video and audio production as tools of identity and community development in diverse educational and community settings.

Sobaz Benjamin is also an independent documentary film writer, director, producer and picture editor and vice president of Sankofa Films and the founder and Executive Director of In My Own Voice (iMOVe) Arts Association and Program Director of Bridge Centre for Arts and Technology.

His work has been screened across Canada and in venues and Festivals in New Zealand, Bermuda and New York.  He has completed documentaries for the National Film Board (NFB) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).  Sobaz uses his experience as an independent filmmaker in his youth/community focused work.

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