Over 700 people gathered at Hope College on Tuesday to watch The Sentence. A documentary film directed by Michigan filmmaker, Rudy Valdez about Cindy Shank who spent nine years in prison for a non-violent offense she committed six years before she was incarcerated.
“You know when she was sent away she had a daughter who was four, a daughter who was two, and a daughter who was six weeks old. So, I followed their stories, and full disclosure the person who was sent away is my sister. So it’s a film told from the inside out, an intimate film about a family from a family.”