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The Sentence

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.

RudyValdezDirector-Non Fiction
Jackie Kelman BisbeeProducer-Non Fiction
SamBisbeeProducer-Non Fiction
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Section 3: Finding My Vision

Growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn in the mid ’80s, Dorian Cabrera fell victim to a life of crime. He eventually was incarcerated for 12 years and 8 months of his life. During that time, Dorian was able to change for the better and also learn the optical trade. Upon his release, he was able to become a successful entrepreneur, a college graduate and a loving husband and father.

ShoukryFauntleroyDirector-Non Fiction
Rich Lowe Director-Non Fiction
EdwinFreemanProducer-Non Fiction
RichLoweProducer-Non Fiction
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Anthony Ricco: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

A documentary portrait of Harlem-born attorney Anthony Ricco who fights for the light and the lives of young black men in prison and on Death Row. His struggle for justice makes the connection between slavery, lack of education, and poverty. In a country designed to cage and shackle black men, Tony Ricco’s personal journey and legal career reflects the spirit of liberation.

JamalJosephDirector-Non Fiction
JamalJosephProducer-Non Fiction
CherylHillProducer-Non Fiction