Cindy Shank’s story is heartbreaking on every level. A young mother of three answers the door and is sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes she did not actually commit.
Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend—something known, in legal terms, as “the girlfriend problem.”
A Q&A with Director Rudy Valdez on His Deeply Personal Prison Documentary ‘The Sentence’
New HBO documentary ‘The Sentence’ screened this week at The New York Latino Film Festival.