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During an unrelenting winter in northern Japan, a small group of workers must brave tough working conditions to brew the 2,000-year-old tradition known as sake.

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  • One needn't be a drinker, or particularly interested in Japanese culture, to be fascinated by this documentary portrait of the Tedorigawa Brewery, which was founded nearly 150 years ago and is one of the last remaining breweries that makes sak by hand.

    December 1, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "The Birth of Sake" is an engrossing introduction to the traditional cultivation of the rice-based alcohol that is part of Japan's cultural heritage. But the film's true focus is an endangered way of life.

    March 17, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Shirai doesn't answer a major question that viewers of his impressionistic slice of work-life doc The Birth of Sak are bound to wonder: Why does the Tedorigawa Brewery's arduous, old-fashioned fermentation process make its sake superior?

    March 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • WARNING: if you love the very special beverage called sak, your mouth will be watering throughout this doc's mesmerizing 94-minute running time.

    March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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