The Birth of Saké.

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2019, eVideo , 1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes):
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Summary/Review: In a world where most mass-produced goods are heavily automated, a small group of manual laborers must brave unusual working conditions to preserve a more...
Summary/Review: In a world where most mass-produced goods are heavily automated, a small group of manual laborers must brave unusual working conditions to preserve a 2000-year- old tradition that we have come to know as sake. THE BIRTH OF SAKE is a cinematic documentary that reveals the story behind passionate sake-makers and what it takes to make world-class sake at Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year- old family-owned small brewery in northern Japan. The workers at Yoshida Brewery are an eclectic cast of characters, ranging from 20 to 70 years old. Currently, stiff competition and the eventual retirement of experienced workers intensify the pressure of preserving quality of taste, tradition and brand reputation for Yoshida Brewery. Surrounded by 1,000 competitors, Yoshida must surface as a worthy contender in a market overrun by choices. While the narrative follows the brewery's energy and ambition to survive, the characters remain central to the storytelling. As artisans who must dedicate their whole lives to the making of this world-class sake, their private sacrifices are often sizable and unseen. Winner of the Albert Maysles New Documentary Director Award at the **Tribeca Film Festival**.
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