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Date: 7:00pm EST February 12

Film Screening “The Modern Jungle”

Join the Anthropology Department and filmmaker Charles Fairbanks for a screening of the film with a discussion and reception to follow.

Information and a trailer for the film can be found at http://themodernjungle.net/.

Charles Fairbanks makes “entertaining and heartfelt films [that] are extremely easy to enjoy and very hard to forget.” These films have shown on POV and at CPH:DOX, Ambulante, Visions du Réel, Art of the Real, and over 100 other festivals across five continents. They’ve

been awarded for their humor and sensitivity, for depicting women’s experience, indigenous life, familial struggles and the documentary encounter. This work has garnered support from the Guggenheim foundation, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the Wexner Art Center.

His feature documentary The Modern Jungle was made in collaboration with Saul Kak, an ethnically Zoque painter from rural Chiapas, Mexico. The Modern Jungle won a jury award at Slamdance and Best Documentary at Présence Autochtone: the First Nations festival of Montreal.

Fairbanks has written for Senses of Cinema and programmed for Belgian festival Courtisane. He founded the Media Arts program at Antioch College, and currently lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public.

The event is sponsored by Co-sponsors: Anthropology Department, Anthropology Club, Communication and Media Studies, RiverArts Film Society and Phi Beta Kappa