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The Modern Jungle (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | July 2016 (Mexico)
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A story of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, THE MODERN JUNGLE is also an intimate portrait of Zoque culture, commodity fetish, and the predicament of documentary.

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Charles Fairbanks (co-writer), Saul Kak (co-writer)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Carmen Echavarría Gomez Carmen Echavarría Gomez
Juan Juarez Rodriguez Juan Juarez Rodriguez
Carmen Echevarría Lopez Carmen Echevarría Lopez
Juan Juarez Rodriguez Juan Juarez Rodriguez
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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. This film 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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USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

July 2016 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

La Selva Negra See more »

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