We all need a little downtime to disconnect from the world and immerse ourselves in our passions and hobbies and a great way to do that is to sit back, relax, and enjoy a good documentary.
These are not highly budgeted Hollywood productions but that is one of the reasons they have so much charm. Another reason is that they take us, cigar aficionados, back to our favorite places on earth: tobacco farms, factories, and lounges.
Here are our suggestions:
1. The Fabulous Story of Puro
From seed to ash, this documentary covers it in a very romantic way. You will be transported to a world where everything seemed more genuine, more simple, and more experienced than it is today. The love and heritage of Cuban cigars are very present in this documentary.
2. From Seed to Smoke: A Cigar’s Odyssey
We all know Davidoff stands for one thing: exceptional quality. What you might not know is how Davidoff maintains that quality consistent and impeccable year after year, cigar after cigar. A beautiful documentary by Bespoke Unit.
3. Zino Davidoff
There is not much we can say about the life of Mr. Davidoff, except his name will always be connected to the world of cigars as we know it. What an incredible journey and what an incredible life.
4. Hand Rolled: A Film About Cigars
“In 1942, native Cubans gave Columbus an offering of dried leaves sparking a voracious, worldwide appetite for tobacco and forging an artisan tradition which would spread across Latin America for centuries and endless debates over who makes the best cigars. Today, the FDA and big tobacco threaten artisan cigar makers blurring the line between premium hand-rolled & flavored machine-made cigars fudging the data on youth use statistics and endangering entire economies”. With a trailer like this, are you telling us you don’t want to devour this documentary?
5. The Art of the Cigar
A great documentary about how cigars play a beautiful role in binding people, even in close relationships like fathers and sons.
6. The Fuente Family: An America Dream
The Fuente family is one of the most families in the cigar industry and this documentary covers its rise through this amazing world.
7. Padron Cigars
Padron is a brand that gained a lot of recognition in the premium cigar world and in this short documentary you can discover why and how they did it. So many incredible stories are shared that it is difficult to highlight only one. Just click play and you will be delighted for 30 minutes.
8. Cigars: the heart and soul of Cuba
The title says it all, cigars surely are the heart and soul of Cuba. From seed to factory to us, the journey of a cigar is something beautiful. So beautiful that this 50 minutes long documentary seems to take only 5 minutes to watch.
9. Cuba and the Cameraman
Netflix has a beautiful documentary film about Cuba called: Cuba and the Cameraman. The same cameramen follow the daily lives of three Cuban families throughout the struggles and difficulties of living in a beautiful yet challenging country. If you think Cuba is just Havana, watch this documentary and explore the beautiful island of tobacco.
10. Master Class com Walter Saes
If you don’t know who Walter Saes is you are clearly missing out. His knowledge about all things cigars is one of the most complete in the world and on top of that, he is super open about sharing it and a great communicator to listen to. The main issue here is that this Master Class is in Portuguese, Walter’s native language.
Bonus videos: UK Cigar Scene Interview Series
The folks over at UK Cigar Scene have an amazing amount of interviews with prominent figures of the cigar industry in the United Kingdom. The UK has a very well-know and documented tradition with Cuban cigars and not only you will learn about the people behind it but you will also learn a lot about the Cuban cigar history.
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Please note that smoking is bad for your health and we do not encourage it at all. These articles are written to show the differences between cigars and never to influence anyone to start smoking. If you are a cigar smoker, please respect others around you.