Directed by Carlo Guillermo Proto
Gustavo Proto is a Chilean who moved his family to Toronto hoping to secure them a better life. Now 58, he struggles with bouts of depression and flirts with the idea of suicide. Hoping to fend off these morbid and potentially devastating feelings, Gustavo returns to Chile to fulfil his childhood dream of become a huaso, a Chilean cowboy. Directed by Gustavo’s son, Carlo, El Huaso is sobering and emotionally resonant documentary about the pressures of parenting and the power of family support systems.