We talk with Windy Borman, award-winning director and producer about women in the cannabis industry and her groundbreaking documentary, "Mary Janes: The Women of Weed". She talks with us about how women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry - cannabis. Windy talks about how she got into documentary filmmaking and her award-winning films "The Eyes of Thailand", narrated by Ashley Judd and "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia", which premiered at Sundance and on HBO.
The Women of Weed Episode Highlights
- How women are changing the face of today’s fastest growing industry -- cannabis.
- Marijuana has the highest amount of gender parity in any industry in the United States. In fact, Newsweek predicts that marijuana could be the first billion-dollar industry not dominated by men.
- The Puffragette movement - a movement that could make marijuana legal nationwide, reform the criminal justice system, empower disenfranchised communities, and give life saving medicine to children and veterans, all while building gender equality into a billion-dollar industry.
- How she got started as a documentary filmmaker and why she started DVA Productions
- How she has funded her films and the many hats she wears as a female filmmaker
Windy Borman, MST is a multi-award-winning director and producer, as well the founder of DVA Productions, a socially conscious production company. She is currently the Executive Producer and Director of the groundbreaking documentary, "Mary Janes: The Women of Weed".
Most recently Windy directed and produced the 10-time award-winning documentary, "The Eyes of Thailand", narrated by Ashley Judd; and produced "The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia", which premiered at Sundance and on HBO. Other credits include producing and directing “The Vagina Monologues,” producing performances for Margaret Cho and Dr. Maya Angelou, and writing for Takepart.com and IndieWire: Women and Hollywood.
From 2003-2005 Ms. Borman dedicated two years to Teach For America, where she taught middle school drama and dance in the South Bronx. She founded DVA Productions in 2006 to use her gift of storytelling to create cinematic and immersive experiences that promote peace, justice, and equality.
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