The Modern Jungle

The Modern Jungle

The Modern Jungle

2016, Mexico, USA, 72', Charles Fairbanks & Saul Kak

2016, Mexico, USA, 72', Charles Fairbanks & Saul Kak

The Modern Jungle

Synopsis

The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan’s neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. THE MODERN JUNGLE documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity fetish, to the culture of cinema, and the directors of this film.

 

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World Premiere - Visions du Réel (Switzerland), Morelia International Film Festival (Mexico), Festival International de San Cristobal (Mexico) Slamdance (USA), Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico), WATCH:DOCS – Human Rights in Film (Poland), Festival Cinéma Vérité (Iran), Ambulante (Mexico), Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA), Atlanta Film Festival (USA), Wexner Art Center (USA) JURY AWARD in the FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION at SLAMDANCE
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