The Birth of Saké

The Environmental Film Festival was in DC over the past week or so I read over the rundown of shows. There were some interesting movies running and one that really caught my eye was The Birth of Saké.  Side note:  how does that truly fit in with the environmental part?

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Anyway, my friend and I decided to see the movie.  It was a compelling documentary about the origin of this well-known Japanese drink, from its origin, processing, to current state.  The movie follows the one brewery that continues to make sake by hand vs. going to machines/automation.  Their process of making sake takes 6 months and those who work at the brewery are gone from their families for that entire time.  Unique piece, and worth checking out. Definitely not something you hear or think about everyday.