2018 / 78 min. / Unrated, but 19+ event
Director: Nick Kovacic and Matthew Riggier
Cast: Damián Alcázar, Carlos Camarena, Graciela Angeles Carreño, Aquilino García López

Tequila Patrón Presents Agave: The Spirit of a Nation

This expressive documentary explores the phenomenon of the fastest trending alcohol spirit in the world, Tequila and Mezcal. This journey takes us to the world’s most bio-diverse landscape of the agave plant, Mexico; here 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 film followsthree 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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