Mary Janes: The Women of Weed


Sequoia 1 Sun, Oct 8, 2017 6:00 PM
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Film Info
Category:Active Cinema
Mind the Gap
Focus: Cannabis Culture
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:85 min.
Premiere Status:World
Director:Windy Borman
Producer:Windy Borman
Screenwriter:Windy Borman
Cinematographer:Drew Dorsey
Jerome Stolly
Daniel Gorrell
Editor:Gregg Stouffer
Print Source:DVA Productions
Note Writer:Jesse Knight


FOCUS: CANNABIS CULTURE From farms to labs to dispensaries and beyond, this fascinating and immersive documentary sheds light on the female researchers and entrepreneurs blazing a trail in today’s legalized marijuana industry. It is the female—not male—marijuana plants, after all, that produce those potent buds, so it’s fitting then that women are the ones revolutionizing US cannabis consumption. In her meetings with scientists, activists, CEOs, dispensary owners, bakers, and other proud tokespeople, including cancer survivor and Oscar®-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge, filmmaker Windy Borman explores how cannabis is not only an industry, but also a vibrant and growing movement of people she dubs Puffragettes™: any person dedicated to environmental sustainability, social justice reform, gender parity, and reaping the health and medicinal benefits of a plant that over the decades has been the subject of much overblown controversy and propaganda. Through Borman’s eye-opening firsthand experience, it's clear that when it comes to marijuana, there are many reasons to just say “yes.”

Additional Information

Windy Borman, MST, is a multi-award-winning film director and the founder of DVA Productions, which she opened in 2006 to produce film and digital media that give a voice to the voiceless in their promotion of peace, justice, and equality. Borman’s recent projects include directing and producing the award-winning film The Eyes of Thailand (narrated by Ashley Judd) and producing The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, which premiered at Sundance and on HBO. Her other credits include producing performances for Dr. Maya Angelou and Margaret Cho, directing The Vagina Monologues, and writing for and Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood blog.