Ciné-Ethnography: Jean Rouch Edited and translated by Steven Feld. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, $ cloth; $ paper. Jean Rouch was a French filmmaker and anthropologist. He is considered to be one of the Godard said of Rouch in the Cahiers du Cinéma (Notebooks on Cinema) n°94 . Portis, Irene – Jean Rouch: The Semiotics of Ethnographic Film Irene Portis – Winner Cambridge, MA August 7, ; Rothman, William (editor). Cine-Ethnography has 19 ratings and 0 reviews. One of the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch.

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I was overjoyed with the result. He filmed the rituals and ceremonies of the Songhai people.

There is a jokey side to Rouch which sometimes undermines his purpose. The latter could not say, as the workers had nothing to do with Islam.

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Return to Book Page. On the Vicissitudes of the Self: Books by Jean Rouch. Fox Santa Fe NM: Chronicle Of A Summer: He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. Write a general book for the public on this investigation we are now doing on the migrations in the Ivory Coast, which, otherwise, if it ever sees the light of day, will interest only a few specialists?

This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Could its neglect have anything to do with the fact that this pioneering New Wave film had a black protagonist hero who told his own story, directly to the audience? Ozcose marked it as to-read Jul 05, Over the course of five decades, he made almost films.


At the beginning the Islamic priest persecuted them as heretics. He would often repeat, “Glory to he who brings dispute. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Ably introduced and translated by Steven Feld, this book, which will be an indispensable resource for any person interested in visual studies, introduces readers ethnogaphy the provocatively challenging visual world of Jean Rouch—in his own words.

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The army, Verdun, France, honor, dignity, money, church, work, society, family, economic man, libido, historical materialism — everything had been taken away by the winds of one of the brightest springs the world has known.

Fascinated and profoundly influenced by the surrealists, dance, theatre, cinema and music Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrongwere a part of everyday life. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Indiana University Press, Morin says that they ran out of ethnographj precisely at that moment A true African cinema must be made by Africans themselves.


After Morin brings the conversation back to the Congo, Landry and Raymond speaking of their solidarity with all colonised Africans, Rouch returns to Marceline, and the number on her arm. List of important publications in anthropology.

Yet the actors communicate, make decisions, and after a time, look at their watches. The director made great films, his comedies were much loved back in Africa.


In such acclaimed jdan as Jaguar, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, African modernity, religious ritual, and music. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political concerns. Influenced by his discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many of his films blur eghnography line between fiction and documentary, creating a new style of ethnofiction.

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