One hundred sixty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 91st Academy Awards®.
NAME OF FILM: THE SENTENCE
DIRECTOR(S): Rudy Valdez
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Cindy Shank, mother of three, is serving a 15-year sentence in federal prison for her tangential involvement with a Michigan drug ring years earlier. This intimate portrait of mandatory minimum drug sentencing’s devastating consequences, captured by Cindy’s brother, follows her and her family over the course of ten years.