AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION
In Mexico, families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this once-obscure Mexican drink has evolved into the fastest growing spirit in the world, as we follow three producers in a bio-diverse landscape, from the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca. This expressive documentary takes viewers beyond the spirit to discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it. (Note adapted from Digital Cave Media.) Official Selection, 2018 Guadalajara and SXSW film festivals. DIR/SCR/PROD Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri. U.S./Mexico, 2018, color, 79 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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