AGAVE | THE SPIRIT OF A NATION

By Nick KOVACIC, Matthew RIGGIEIR

DIGITAL CAVE - as PROD

Environmental - Completed 2017

In Mexico families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this once obscure Mexican drink has grown into the fastest growing spirit in the world.

Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2018
Documentary Competition
SXSW 2018
Doc Spotlight
SF Doc Fest 2018
Closing Night Film
docutah 2018
Free State Film Festival 2018
AFI Latin America Film Festival 2018
Guadalajara FICG 2018
FICG LA 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Environmental, Documentary
    • Countries
    • MEXICO
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nick KOVACIC, Matthew RIGGIEIR
    • Writer(s)
    • Chantal MARTINEAU
    • Producer(s)
    • Gabriel GOODENOUGH (Digital Cave )
    • Synopsis
    • 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 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.