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

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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…