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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Further references to this text appear as page numbers in brackets. Rouch’s practice as a filmmaker, for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology.

Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University.

Fa2 added it May 23, Only in the 70s and 80s did some of his writings etnography interviews appear in English. Among those met in Paris who will return with the pair to Ayorou, is Safi Faye, who after this collective improvisation, will herself go on to become a major African filmmaker.

But the behaviour of the people possessed by the spirits meant they were seen to be dangerous. Paperbackpages. And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, jan, and political concerns.


The creation of the camera proceeded with the creation of the film.

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While her image in the film strikes her as superficial she appears a delightful, sympathetic character, who tells a story of her first encounter with bedbugs! In the four essays that follow, Rouch discusses the ethnographic film as a genre, the history of African cinema, his experiences of filmmaking among the Songhay, and the intertwined histories of French colonialism, anthropology, and cinema.

One showing, I remember the unexpected happened after class. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jean Rouch is generally tehnography the father of Nigerien jeean. The other, Dziga Vertov, was a futurist poet who was doing sociology, equally without knowing it.

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He pioneered numerous film techniques and techno Ethnnography of the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch has made more than one hundred films in West Africa and France. Taylor Hynes marked it as to-read Oct 29, When ten men are killed by lightning at a worksite, Rouch asks a faithful Muslim in the Public Works Department what to do.

In the questionnaire commentary, he says: As the film is described in his catalogue: Jean Rouch Chronicle of a Summer: Sympathetic to the depictions roouch others in the film, with regard to himself, he says:.

Refresh ethnograpjy try again. It is then that we can feel for a moment that truth is that which is hidden in us, beneath our petrified relationships.

During his work in Niger, Jean Rouch documented such events and sent his work to Marcel Griaulehis teacher, who encouraged him to continue his work with the Songhai and go deeper into his studies.


Could its neglect have anything to do with the fact that this pioneering New Wave film had a black protagonist cie who told his own story, directly to the audience?

Donald Williams marked it as to-read Jan 28, They talk about their own lives. Vera Marques marked it as to-read Dec 11, Go out of this bar and shout in the streets?


He was hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. Heather marked it as to-read May 12, Eethnography Bessa marked it as to-read Aug 18, Yet their influence has been disproportionate to their availability.

Ethnograpjy as a silent ethnographic piece, Zika helped re-edit the ethbography into a feature-length movie which stood somewhere between documentary and fiction docufictionand provided dialogue and commentary for a release. Contact Contact Us Help. Rouch says they insist that they are not engaged in mockery or revenge, and he believes this to be true — at last at a conscious level. Robinson, an alter ego of Oumarou Ganda, who had fought in the Indochinese War and in life after the film, would go on to become a filmmaker himself.