art of Maguey
- central mexico -
Maguey is the Nahuatl name for the sacred agave plant. The ritual of harvesting the sap or “aguamiel” from the plant is an ancient and intricate art form that is at the risk of extinction. In this film, we travel to Central Mexico with Slow Food Mexico where we shadow and interview a group of agave producers that have banded together creating a Slow Food Presidia to protect the biodiversity of the agave and the traditional practices surrounding its agriculture, cultivation, and processing. Our hope is to raise awareness, reverence, and support, around the plant and its keepers.