Where: Watch on the Hot Docs Home platform available at hotdocs.ca
When: April 29 – May 9, 2021
Cost: Single tickets: $13 ($11.50 for Hot Docs Members). Visit hotdocs.ca to purchase single tickets, unlimited festival pass ($259) or ticket packages (5-pack $55, 12-pack $125).
Details: Hot Docs 2021 presents the World Premiere of Chile’s award winning Gaucho Americano, directed by Nicolás Molina, produced by Joséphine Schroeder as part of the International Spectrum of Hot Docs. This film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles, and is available to stream April 29 – May 9.
Set against the vast and rugged landscape of Idaho, a group of unlikely characters have been brought together through the North American sheep farming industry. Joaquín Agüil, 54, and Victor Jara, 28, both Patagonian gauchos, are hired as sheep farmers to work on a ranch in the American West. Known for their ranching abilities and their endurance under extreme weather conditions, both Joaquín and Victor leave their families behind to pursue their dreams of earning enough money to buy land of their own back in Chile.
With dramatic cinematography, a splendid soundtrack and expert comedic timing, director Nicolás Molina captures the complexities of living in a foreign land as the two men meet their quirky American co-workers and attempt to navigate the difficulties of language, lifestyle and mutual curiosity.
Director – Nicolás Molina
Producer – Joséphine Schroeder
Executive Producers – Joséphine Schroeder, Marcela Santibañez
Editor – Camila Mercadal
Writers – Paula López Wood, Valentina Arang, Nicolás Molina
Cinematography – Nicolás Molina
Sound – Jorge Aceved, Roberto Espinoza
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