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Art of the Real
3.6
91 Ratings

The Modern Jungle

United States, 2016
Documentary
  • Spanish
  • English
Art of the Real

Synopsis

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

Our final film from the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real shows the ethical complexities of nonfiction filmmaking. What is the relationship between cameraman and camera subject? What is owed, what is transacted? This film is a daring project of local documentation and uneasy exchange.

The Modern Jungle Directed by Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak Watch now
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Awards & Festivals

Slamdance Film Festival

2017

Visions du Réel

2016

Ann Arbor Film Festival

2017

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