Agave Heritage Festival 2017
Mesoamerican Diet | Trailer
Agave is Life | Trailer
AGAVE IS LIFE is the story of mankind’s symbiotic alliance with the marvelous agave plant, from which tequila, Mexico’s iconic distilled spirit, is derived. Told through the lens of archaeological and historical investigations this colorful film, with both original and traditional folk music, relies upon ethnographic materials, archival footage and interviews to explore ten thousand years of the human-agave relationship.
Once embedded in cultural identity, mythology, art, and ritual, the agave plant of today faces an uncertain future. Ancient folkways from textile crafts to traditional pulque and mezcal production are rapidly disappearing. As entrepreneurs and scientists work to turn the tide, the loss of diversity of both cultivated and wild species hangs in the balance.