Daughters of Maguey (Las hijas de Maguey) Poster


Daughters of Maguey is the story of a group of women who decided to break a male monopoly. Despite their historic involvement in the production of agave distillates, archaic traditions and beliefs have kept women under yet another glass ceiling. But the Mujeres del Mezcal y Maguey de Mexico are now shattering it. Recognising their own worth and the benefits of working together, these women have joined forces to ensure that Mexico's producers and rural communities get their fair share of the economic boom that is mezcal, while preserving tradition and respecting the environment.


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Francisca Siza

Francisca Siza

Francisca Siza is a Portuguese director, cinematographer and editor. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and a Master's degree in Documentary Cinema. After living and working in Argentina for three years, she returned to Portugal, where she currently works as a cinematographer and photographer in her own audiovisual company. She has directed, shot and edited several documentary series. Francisca also directs and produces video clips, corporate and brand videos. As a photographer, her work has been exhibited at the Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis, Porto in 2021. Francisca also creates experimental video art installations, which were exhibited at NYC in 2022. Daughters of Maguey, produced by Gautier Heins, is her debut feature documentary.