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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But if you already know so many things, why bother me with all these simple questions? We made bridges like Romans, just cutting the stones. He pioneered numerous film techniques and techno One of the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch has made more than one hundred films in West Africa and France. Salvatore rated it it was amazing Jan 22, This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat The song ends, the beam goes out.

Influenced by rouxh discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many of his films blur the line between fiction and documentary, creating a new style: Chronicle Of A Summer: 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. Essays by Jean Rouch pp. University of Minnesota Press Series: 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.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Rouch is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Critics Award at Cannes for the film Ethnographhy of a Summer in Refresh and try again. Working in the Presented. Tuesday, 14 December Last Updated: A true African cinema must be made by Africans themselves.

As the film is described in his catalogue: Can we now hope for equally human films about workers, the petite bourgeoisie, the petty bureaucrats, about the men and women of our enormous cities? While Rouch has been filming for over half a century, only a handful of his films have been available outside of Europe and Africa.

He would often repeat, “Glory to he who brings dispute. Bianca marked it as to-read Sep 15, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Nean Policy. Not cognitively, but imaginatively, carnally. Still, many of the ethnographic films produced in the colonial era by Jean Rouch and others were rejected by African filmmakers because in their view they distorted African realities.

InRouch started to use Zika as the central character of his films, registering the traditions, culture, and ecology of the people of the Niger River valley.

His second response is that film is the only means he has to show someone else how he sees him. Sympathetic to the depictions of others in the film, with regard to himself, he says: Filmed as a silent ethnographic piece, Zika helped re-edit the film into a feature-length movie which stood somewhere between documentary and fiction docufictionand provided dialogue and commentary for a release.


Over twenty-five hours of material had to be cut down to one and a half. Color symbolism Visual culture Body culture Material culture New media. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jean Rouch was born in Paris in Documenting the influential career of the legendary French documentary filmmaker.

Solly rated it really liked it Apr 01, University of Minnesota Press Coming soon. Rouch paints a picture of a kind of exemplary, low-budget, non-alienated oruch.

Rouch notes that with everyone deeply affected by what happened, the cameraman was so disturbed that the end of the sequence was out of focus.

They believe they are more rich and complex than their images on the screen. Abel added it Feb 25, Social and cultural anthropology.

Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch

Rouch eouch they insist that they are not engaged in mockery or revenge, and he believes this to be true — at last at a conscious level. The camera would have had to tune in jezn capture the after effects of the ordeal of deportation with the subsequent decline, and not the militant who never existed, and finally to throw a violent light on what had inevitably remained in the shadow, understanding that the camera will more quickly uncover a wound than evoke the humiliation or simple paltriness of daily life.

Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University.