• Awarded Special Jury Mention for Importance of Storytelling from DC Shorts Film Festival, 2014
     
     
    Balinda is a 62 year old survivor of cancer and HIV who uses medical marijuana to treat her many symptoms and the side effects of her other medications. Struggling to make ends meet while raising her thirteen-year-old granddaughter, Balinda works hard to sell her artwork to pay for her cannabis. 
     
    This project weaves video, a written article and photos into a web documentary that can be viewed at http://thisismmj.me