‘The Sentence’ Director On How The Documentary Was “Born Out Of Necessity” – Sundance Studio (Deadline)

From Deadline:

Rudy Valdez was not a filmmaker when he started the long, emotional journey of making the documentary film The Sentence, which detailed the aftermath of his sister Cindy Shank’s 15-year sentence in federal prison for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend—something known, in legal terms, as “the girlfriend problem.”

“This film was something that was born out of necessity,” said Valdez during his stop at Deadline’s Sundance Studio. I saw the opportunity to have a voice and to give a voice to my family that I feel has been overlooked for so long.”

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