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Gaucho Gaucho  (2024)

1hr 25min   |   English  |

 Michael DweckGregory Kershaw

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GAUCHO GAUCHO is a documentary

living beyond the boundaries of the modern world. 

 

A gaucho is a South American cowboy. They travel on horseback, accompanied by their dogs as they move their cattle through landscapes of staggering beauty. The handmade clothing they wear, woolen ponchos, bombacha trousers, and boina hats, are signs to the outside world that they will remain forever free, unshackled by the boundaries and bindings of the modern world.

 

They are a community suspended in time, floating between the past and present, dream and reality. Their identity is a convergence of mythologies forged in a land that has refused to cede its wild soul. Their forebears were the rebels that took up arms to fight for freedom against the Spanish. Today, they remain outsiders, the renegades holding the line against an invasion of modernity that seeks to replace the bonds of community and connection with the sterile sameness that has swept across the globe.

 

Like our previous films, THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS (Sundance International Documentary Competition, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, NYFF, San Sebastian) and THE LAST RACE (Sundance US Documentary Competition, Hamptons International Film Festival), GAUCHO GAUCHO explores the story of a subculture rooted in tradition and threatened by a changing outside world. 


 

GAUCHO GAUCHO weaves together a mosaic of tales about gauchos confronting the fragility of their world in the face of unprecedented change. The stories will follow the lives of men and women of different ages, backgrounds, and talents who are all connected in their fight to remain free.

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