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Charles Fairbanks: ‘The Modern Jungle’ at AAFF


The Modern Jungle, a feature-length documentary by Charles Fairbanks (MFA 2010), will screen in competition at the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival on Friday, March 24. 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.

The film has shown in Switzerland, Mexico, Poland and Iran; it won a jury award at the Slamdance Film Festival, and will soon show at Ambulante in Mexico City, the Atlanta Film Festival, and at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (NYC) as part of Art of the Real. 

Ann Arbor Film Festival screening: Friday March 24, 5pm — Michigan Theater screening room.

For more information, visit The Modern Jungle | A Film by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak and The Modern Jungle / La Selva Negra | Facebook.