Director: Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak, Charles Fairbanks Saul Kak
Writer: Charles Fairbanks, Saul Kak
Stars: Carmen Echavarría Gomez, Juan Juarez Rodriguez, Carmen Echevarría Lopez, Juan Juarez Rodriguez
Countries: United States, Mexico
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.