We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Click here for more information.

Want to watch this film now?

The Modern Jungle
The Modern Jungle
250 Ratings


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.

Our take

The Modern Jungle highlights the ethical complexities of nonfiction filmmaking. What is the relationship between ethnographer and subject? What is owed and what is transacted? A daring project of documentation and uneasy exchange that explores the relationship between indigenous and Western culture.