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“Polo es mi Vida” is an eleven episode documentary series
(11 x 25 mins)  which follows the travails of filmmaker Wayne Ewing as he attempts to train two wild horses to play polo, metaphorically intertwined with scenes from his many films. 

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne Ewing is well known for his tv documentaries & independent films, including four about Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.  Ewing picks up the mantle Hunter left with his unfinished novel “Polo is My Life” to make an unusual autobiography that metaphorically combines Ewing’s quixotic effort to train wild horses to play polo with scenes from his many films.

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 Inspired by working with Hunter Thompson on his unfinished book “Polo is My Life”...

the filmmaker Wayne Ewing begins a quest to train two wild horses to play polo.  He finds the horses in western Colorado where forty years earlier he chased wild horses for his film “Cowboys” (1974).

Scenes from “Cowboys” and Ewing’s other films intercut with the polo story...

including “Aaron Copland” ( 1975 ), “Early Returns” (1976), and “Playing with Magic” (2012).  Training wild horses turns out to be more difficult and dangerous than Ewing imagined.

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THIS FIRST EPISODE OF "POLO ES MI VIDA" PREMIERED AT THE ASPEN FILM FESTIVAL IN 2019
The remaining 10 episodes will be uploaded here periodically to receive feed back from viewers and refine the work.  If you would like to be notified with new episodes are available and comment on what you have seen, please leave your email here.

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