Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

Director: Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri

2018, Mexico, 79 minutes

Program Notes

At this special culinary event, guests will have the opportunity to watch Agave | The Spirit of Nation and after are invited to sample Mezcales and Tequilas from México along with light food catered by Baltimore’s own Cocina Luchadoras. This will be a treat for all the senses, as we take a journey to explore the culture of México through film and food. Brought to you in partnership between: Digital Cave, Mezcalistas, MDFF, and Cocina Luchadoras.

Sample of brands represented:
Fortaleza, Tequila Ocho, Mezcal Vago, El Jorgorio, Del Maguey, Siete Misterios, Wahaka Mezcal.

Authentic Mexican cuisine provided by: Cocina Luchadoras.

 

Synopsis:

This expressive documentary explores the fastest trending spirit in the world, Tequila and Mezcal. This journey takes us to the world’s most biodiverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations.From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged mountains of Oaxaca the film follows three producers – Carlos, Graciela, and Aquilino in this burgeoning renaissance. From a bootstrap ambition to carrying on a father’s legacy, their successes and sacrifices unfurl in this interweaved story. Discover how one delicate plant can carry the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it for the future.


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