Aguamiel

Spec & Synopsis

Date: 2008

Format: HDV single-screen
Duration: 16.30 minutes

Aguamiel is a day in the life of a family from San Juan Atzingo, Mexico who make their living from brewing and selling pulque, an alcoholic beverage with numerous purported medicinal benefits, made from the sweet water (the aguamiel) from the heart of the maguey cactus.

This single screen work tells a simple story of family, everyday survival, reflection and enjoyment of life.