Emerald Cowboy

Emerald Cowboy


The true story of an Emerald Legend..

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The true story of an Emerald Legend. In the early 1970’s, enchanted by the spell of an emerald, a man finds his way to the exotic and dangerous land of Colombia. With a dream and talent for the stone, he embarks on a journey full of passion, struggles and discovery. Witness the extraordinary life and death of modern day cowboys in the last frontier as seen through the eyes of an insider. A man who twenty-five years later became an Emerald Czar known as: The Emerald Cowboy.


Runtime: 102 min.
Format: 1:85 Flat (35 MM)
Sound: Ultra Stereo
Rating: R
Genre: Docu-Drama
Language: Spanish, Japanese
Website: http://www.emeraldcowboy.com


Directed by: Eishy Hayata
Starring: Eishy Hayata, Luis Velasco, Hiroko Hayata & Richard Wilke


Nominee, Best Documentary — Political Film Society
Official Selection — NY Independent Film Festival
Official Selection — Temecula Film Festival
Official Selection — Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival

“Compelling life story…”
Elizabeth Weitzman, NY Daily News

“The film offers intriguing glimpses of the gentle bargaining over rough stones in open-air markets, a sharp contrast to the country’s general climate of violence. Its observations of local culture and the mountainous landscape as green as the world’s most valuable gemstones in Colombia.”
Hollywood Reporter

“…there’s no denying that this film is not only eye-opening but captivating as well!”
Patrick Ricketts, Video Views

“I would have never picked this film off a shelf of movies at Blockbuster, and that’s a shame. I would of missed out on a totally new film experience to me. It was interesting, informative and well told. Never was there a dull moment and I came to admire Mr. Hayata. Emerald Cowboy has enough oomph to get you thru to the end with no problem. Totally enjoyable! Rent it or buy it!”
The Angry Princess, This Is Some Scene.com