The Dust of Modern Life is a film about the universal human desire to retreat from society. Once a year, Liem a 29-year-old young man from the Sedang ethnic minority, retreats to a jungle in the mid-highland mountains of Vietnam with his friends. Leaving his normal life behind–a life made of smart phones, motorbikes, a wife, two young children, domestic duties and hard work in the fields–, he goes into a primeval forest to live like his ancestors once did: hunting and gathering. This is a time from his daily responsibilities, during which he regains energy and health, purifying himself of the dust of modern life.
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