This portrait of globalization follows a Mexican shaman who falls prey to a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement.
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.
As people everywhere challenge received structures of power and privilege, THE MODERN JUNGLE is a deeply engaging, necessary meditation on documentary. It shows there are no easy answers to questions about who has the right to tell – or even consume – other peoples' stories.
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