Columbia Horizontal

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This is a documentary about beds and various forms of bedding told through current footage and interviews and split into 5 episodes. The documentary is in Spanish with English subtitles.

0:00 Episode 1: The first chapter deals with the modern bedding. It includes people who buy, sell, and/or manufacture beds. It includes people making philosophical statements about beds.

25:31 Episode 2: In the second episode the Wayuu, an indigenous South American people, are profiled. Central to Wayuu culture is the Chinchorro, a form of hammock. The chincharro is “most important” item in Wayuu life, and holds great spiritual significance to them.

50:30 Episode 3: The third episode mainly deals with the disappearance of the traditional culture (especially sleeping habits/implements) of the indigenous Sinu and Inga peoples as a result of Christian evangelization.

1:16:28 Episode 4: The fourth episode deals with sleeping habits/sleeping implements of the “disposable” people of Columbia; including the homeless, prostitutes, criminals, and the destitute.

1:42: 27 Episode 5: The fifth and final episode deals with the “big sleep”: death. It includes cemetery operators, coffin and casket builders, and funeral directors.

 

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