2018 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Director Rudy Valdez (11/13 ONLY) Producer Sam Bisbee and editor Viridiana Lieberman (11/14 ONLY)

Director Rudy Valdez’s sister, Cindy, a married mother of three young girls, long ago left a drug-dealing ex. Despite this, she receives a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison under conspiracy charges related to his crimes. Over a period of ten years, Rudy’s camera captures the moments in his nieces’ lives that Cindy is missing. This personal portrait of the devastating impact of draconian laws on families was an Audience Award winner at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of HBO Documentary Films.


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Director: Rudy Valdez
Producer: EP Theodora Dunlap, EP Lance Acord, EP Wendy Neu, Producer Sam Bisbee, Producer Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Cinematographer: Rudy Valdez
Editor: Viridiana Lieberman
Music: Sam Bisbee
Running Time: 87
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2018