Agave: Spirit of a Nation

Sponsored by Jim Sargen

Exploring the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit in the world, this documentary takes us on a journey to discover the roots of Tequila and Mezcal, in the world’s most bio-diverse landscape. In Mexico, families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations, at times, even clandestinely. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca, the films follows three producers – Carlos, Graciela, and Aquilino – in this burgeoning renaissance. Discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it for the future. 78 min. USA/Mexico
Watch the trailer here

Director/Producers: Nick Kovacic and Matt Riggieri
Website: http://agave.film

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