Today, Odyssey Impact® has announced its partnership with filmmaker Rudy Valdez to execute a social impact campaign for the award-winning documentary The Sentence. The film showcases firsthand the devastating consequences of mandatory minimum drug sentencing through Valdez’s storytelling of his older sister Cindy and their family’s experience over 10 years. The Sentence won the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and earned Valdez an EMMY® at this year’s awards for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking. It was also recently nominated for a Cinema Eye Award in the Broadcast Film category.
“I’m very excited to be collaborating with Odyssey Impact® on such a vital campaign. The dream has always been to make this film accessible to as many people as possible. Our mission is to call attention to the desperate need for change and inspire communities to work together to make that change happen,” said Rudy Valdez.