Panama Documents

 

Panama Narratives is an experimental short in which counter-archives layered within indigenous cosmology dismantle false utopian narratives in the Panama Canal Zone.

Graphic gestures disrupt a Frederick Wiseman film and personal family archives to interrogate the false utopian narratives embedded in these historical depictions of the Panama Canal Zone. Indigenous cosmology enfolds archival footage as animate lines trace a forgotten boundary built by the U.S. military to divide the occupied territory. The layered fabric  of artisanal Molas restores a history of a silenced and colonized people.