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Agave: Spirit of a Nation

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Directed by Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri
United States, Mexico, 2018
Documentary
      Spanish
      English

Synopsis

From the red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca, families have passed down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Three producers in the burgeoning renaissance of Tequila and Mezcal unfurl their successes and sacrifices in this interwoven story.

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Carefully observing the harvest of agave and its production into liquor, this enthralling documentary looks at the plant and its place in Mexican culture. Following multiple families and their history, the film uses animation and archival footage to investigate its fascinating botanical subject.

Synopsis

From the red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca, families have passed down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Three producers in the burgeoning renaissance of Tequila and Mezcal unfurl their successes and sacrifices in this interwoven story.

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Agave: Spirit of a NationDirected byNick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri
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SXSW Film Festival
2018

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