The Modern Jungle
DIRECTED BY CHARLES FAIRBANKS & SAUL KAK
YELLOW SPRINGS, OH / CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Date/ Time: Saturday, April 22nd at 6:00pm
Runtime: 72 minutes
Genre: Documentary Feature
Juan, the Mexican shaman at the center of this hazy, feverish snapshot of globalization gone awry, turns to slickly marketed nutritional supplements to cure the excruciating hernia that his incantations won’t. Meanwhile, his widowed neighbor Carmen tends to her land just as she always has–property that her late husband fought and died for during a landless farmers’ movement. This documentary about a native culture under quiet siege premiered at the 2016 Morelia International Film Festival.