Sobaz Benjamin was born in London, England and has also lived in Toronto, Ontario; Caribbean Island of Grenada; and currently lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He studied political science and mass communications (BA, honours 1997) and film and video production (BFA, 2001) at York University. He is an independent documentary film writer, director, producer and picture editor and Vice President of Sankofa Films. He is the founder, and Executive 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.