The Birth of Saké

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PBS Premiere: Sept. 5, 2016Check local listings »

Synopsis

Go behind the scenes at Japan's Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, ranging from 20 to 70, spend six months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create saké, the nation's revered rice wine. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Winner, Special Jury Mention for Best Documentary Director, 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Erik Shirai
Filmmaker Interview
The Birth of Saké
Feature Film
The Craft of Making Saké
Classroom Clip