A Taste of Sky
In the Bolivian capital of La Paz, a city that sits 13,000 feet above sea level, an ambitious and unlikely culinary project has connected three people from vastly different backgrounds and is forever changing their lives. Kenzo, a hunter raised in the wild of the Bolivian Amazon, and Maria Claudia, a native of the Andean altiplano, are far from home. They have come to La Paz for Gustu, a groundbreaking fine-dining restaurant and cooking school for the country’s underprivileged youth. As the film unfolds we explore their pasts and trace how their lives have led them to where they are today. Set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most breathtakingly gorgeous countries, A Taste of Sky is a sensory experience that takes audiences on an epic journey across the rugged vistas of Bolivia, and is an exploration of family, mentorship, and legacy - all viewed through the powerful lens of food.
This film is served with a special localvore dish and a signature cocktail.
Co-presented by Brasil:
Brasil opened in 1993 as one of the first specialty coffee establishments in Houston. Over the years Brasil has gradually evolved from a small coffee destination to a multipurpose dynamic venue offering brunch, lunch, dinner, and a full bar! Brasil takes pride in highlighting local ingredients within their menu and supporting and sharing Houston’s diverse community by focusing on authentic experiences.
|Country, Year||Bolivia, 2019|
|Director||Michael Y. Lei|
|Writer||Michael Y. Lei|
|Cast||Kenzo Hirose, Claus Meyer, Maria Claudia Chura|
|Producer||Andrew Renzi, Kevin Iwashina, Muchael Y. Lei|
|Language||English, English Subtitles, Spanish|
|Runtime||85 MINS, 0 SECS|
|Genre||Documentary, Food Pairing|