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The Birth of Sake

Directed by Erik Shirai
United States, Japan, 2015
Documentary, Biography, Family


Through the unrelenting winter in the north of Japan, a small group of workers must brave unusual working conditions to bring to life a 2,000-year-old tradition known as sake. A cinematic …

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The Birth of Sake Directed by Erik Shirai

Awards & Festivals

Tribeca Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award - Special Jury Mention

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2016 | Winner: John Schlesinger Award

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