Seed to Soul is short documentary film (about 22 minutes long) which explores seven different stages of the cigar making process. The film was commissioned by CAO Cigars, and was directed by Lynn Bennett. Along with the expert narration provided by CAO's Ozgener family, other recognizable names in the cigar industry such as Torano, Olivas, Plasencia, Perdomo, as well as several others, also contributed to the film.
Bunches of Cigar Information
The movie was artfully crafted, with great editing, videography, music, and everything else that went into the making of this film. Most importantly, it was jammed packed with information. I was amazed at how much they covered in only 22 minutes. There is not a minute wasted, and this documentary moves so fast that you will have to watch it several times in order to absorb many of the finer details.
Seven Stages of Cigar Making
The seven stages of creating a cigar began with the seeds, then moved on to cultivation & harvesting, curing, processing & fermentation, blending, rolling, and finishing. If you are interested in seeing how seeds planted on tobacco farms in Nicaragua and Honduras develop and progress through these different stages of becoming a cigar, then you will enjoy this film. After viewing the DVD, I think you will come away with a new appreciation for the art, science and extremely labor intensive process of creating cigars.
Cigar Film Critics
A word to the critics, this film could not possibly cover every stage of cigar making in full detail within 22 minutes, nor would you expect the cigar makers to divulge all of their company secrets. However, if I had to criticize something about the movie, it would be that now, I want to see more. I hope it is the intent of the filmmakers to make more movies about cigars. Maybe the next one could be entitled Seed to Soul to Sequel?
Short Cigar Movie Review
This is the end of the short version of my cigar movie review, but if you insist on reading more, continue to page two. Otherwise, the film is available on DVD at caocigars.com.