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"Daughters of Maguey" Wins Best Documentary Feature at PAIFF!


"Daughters of Maguey," directed by Francisca Siza, has been awarded Best Documentary Feature at PAIFF! This powerful documentary tells the inspiring story of a group of women challenging the male-dominated world of agave distillates production.

Despite their historical involvement, women have long been sidelined due to archaic traditions and beliefs. The "Mujeres del Mezcal y Maguey de Mexico" Association is breaking this glass ceiling, empowering women to recognize their value and the benefits of collective action. Together, they strive to ensure that Mexico's producers and rural communities receive their fair share of the mezcal economic boom, all while preserving traditions and respecting the environment.


The PAIFF committee praised "Daughters of Maguey" for its compelling story and cultural significance, noting that it's an impressive achievement for a first-time filmmaker. The documentary is not only a testament to the resilience and determination of these women but also a celebration of cultural heritage and environmental stewardship.

"Daughters of Maguey" is a must-see for anyone interested in social change, cultural stories, and the power of community. Francisca Siza's debut documentary promises a bright future in filmmaking.


Daughters of Maguey PAIFF poster


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