BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary
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Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

USA / Mexico / 2018/ 1 t. 18 min.
LANGUAGE:
spansk/engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Damián Alcázar, Carlos Camarena, Graciela Angeles Carreño, og Aquilino García López
DIRECTOR:
Nick Kovacic og Matthew Riggieri
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ernesto Pardo og Nate Pesce
PRODUCER:
Nick Kovacic og Matthew Riggieri
Tequila sunrise or the end of mezcal as we know it?

For the Mexican families who have been involved in the production of mezcal and tequila for generations, the agave plant has always been more than just a plant. The stunningly photographed documentary AGAVE: THE SPIRIT OF A NATION follows a number of agave farmers who make the popular spirits the traditional way, and gives us a small glimpse of the considerable amounts of blood, sweat and tears that go into the production of the historically important – now trendy – drink. The result is a beautiful meditation on people and the land they live off.

Meet the filmmakers: Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri, directors

Welcome to Agave Night at Legal after the screening

Nick Kovacic og Matthew Riggieri

Nick Kovacic (USA), Matthew Riggieri (USA) Kovacic’s filmography: DECANTED (2016), BREWMORE (2015). AGAVE is Riggieri’s first feature documentary.

 

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