The animated sequences are an important part of the documentary. Using a playful perspective these segments employ diverse relevant historical references. Photographs of the actual transport of the Coatlinchan monolith mix with images from codices and the representations of the transport off other monumental objects, thanks to the research of Paula Arroio Sandoval. With an artisanal finish, and shot frame by frame, these animations were created on film by a very small team. The Viumasters Collective built a three-tiered animation stand, in collaboration with a neighborhood welder who designed the dream machine on the back of a napkin. Back at the studio, with scissors, tweezers, and feathers in hand, the Viumasters worked with an all-star team of assistants to achieve a special texture for the characters that lead us through maps, mountains and oceans in search of the absent stone …
The legend of Moctezuma and the largest stone of his kingdom is inspired in the Codex Durán. In Mexico’s Central Valley, at the start of the 16th century, this is a rigorous frame-by-frame reconstruction of a rude awakening for Huey Tlatoani. Dozens of bearers, a talking stone and the king of the great Tenochtitlan are protagonists of this odyssey.

Repeatedly humanity has tried to relocate colossal objects over great distances. This exuberant collage reviews some of these historical moments with a sense of irony.

Using animated documents, the movement of the great monolith from San Miguel Coatlinchan to Chapultepec Park on April 16, 1964 is reversed. Animated photographs are witness to the great efforts involved.