By examining the ongoing debate in Montana around medical marijuana, documentary filmmaker Richman Cohen’s Code of the West aims to ignite public discussion about how states can shift the country away from the failed War on Drugs.
Richman Cohen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and a lecturer on law at Harvard Law School. After traveling to Sierra Leone to do investigative work at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, she began production on the film War Don Don, which won the Special Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival and was nominated for two Emmy awards. She has been adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and American University’s Human Rights Institute and, in 2010, was profiled in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces in Independent Film. Richman Cohen graduated from Brown University with a BA in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and earned a JD from Harvard Law School.