Sobaz Benjamin

Sobaz Benjamin

Sobaz Benjamin

Sobaz Benjamin, Founder and Executive Director of In My Own Voice (iMOVe) Arts Association, is a storyteller a film director, as well as a community advocate, youth and adult mentor, program facilitator and educator.  In 2009, he started working with the Nova Scotia Justice Department to deliver his Life Story course at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility, and was honored in 2014 by the Provincial Justice Department with a Minister’s Award for Individual Leadership in Crime Prevention.  He has taught and presented at a number of public schools and postsecondary institutions, as well as facilitating community-based projects around and beyond the HRM.  Sobaz has also received a Humans Rights Award for his work with youth and directing awards from the National Film Board of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television.