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This is a documentary film that follows the six-year journey of Los Angeles County Museum of Art curators, Diana Magaloni and Julia Burtenshaw, in researching, developing, and installing “The Portable Universe / El Universo en tus Manos,” about the prehistoric art of the Tairona people of Colombia. Among many topics, the documentary features scenes of breathtaking landscapes and archaeological sites. It also includes behind-the-scenes footage from the preparation of the exhibition, including new initiatives around museum stewardship of Indigenous works. The series allows us to be transparent about how the team facilitated a collaborative process with the Arhuaco community in Colombia, and with curators at different institutions, which kept the spirit of collaboration alive, even in the way the exhibition was installed.


Length: 108 mins.

Country: USA

Language: English, Spanish w/ English subtitles

Director(s): Alexa Oona Schulz, Agnes Stauber

Producer(s): Agnes Stauber

Distributor: N/A