Magazine article Screen International

Salon Pictures Plots Documentary about Cannabis Farm Run by Nuns

Magazine article Screen International

Salon Pictures Plots Documentary about Cannabis Farm Run by Nuns

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EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Habits tells the story of California's Sisters of the Valley.

UK production outfit Salon Pictures has kicked off principal photography on Breaking Habits, a feature documentary about a commune of nuns who run an illegal cannabis farm in the US.

The collective, called the Sisters of the Valley, operate their business in Merced, California. They were founded by former financial worker Sister Kate, who quit the business and became an activist, adopting the nun persona after dressing in a habit for the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protest.

According to a 2016 Guardian interview, they claim not to follow any traditional religion, and say they are attempting to make the production of a marijuana a "healing industry".

Salon has provided equity financing and worldwide rights are currently available. …

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