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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The director made great films, his comedies were much loved back in Africa. Michel Brault was brought over from Canada, ethnograpy he had shot short films with hand-held camera and synchronous sound for the Canadian Film Board.

The contrast between the ephemeral Sunday gaiety and the daily misfortune is so strong that I know it will haunt me until the very moment when I am able to express it.

Donald Williams marked it as to-read Jan 28, Just a ethnograpphy while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For me, as an ethnographer and filmmaker, there is almost no boundary between documentary film and films of fiction.


Rejecting racial, nationalist and Marxist politics, he places hope in the inventiveness of shared marginality. While he now has no particular commitment to what ethnograpyh be an outdated Freudian summation, it should be noted that his practice of spontaneous voice-over narration is important to him. Preview — Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch.

He was buried in Niamey, Niger. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The shadow of the holocaust and of Stalinism hang over these who would change the world. He filmed the rituals and ceremonies of the Songhai people. Fascinated and profoundly influenced by the surrealists, dance, theatre, cinema and music Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrongwere a part of everyday life.


Ashley Kang marked it as to-read Aug 27, Rouch advocates companion pamphlets or booklets to accompany films for those who want to know more. And pose new ones.

Contact Contact Us Help. It is a book both by and about the pioneering documentary filmmaker whose motion pictures unite cinema and ethnography, documentary and drama, empirical science and surrealist dreams.

In the questionnaire commentary, he says: Frederic added it Aug 19, The first film in which Zika appeared was Bataille sur le grand fleuve —52portraying the life, ceremonies and hunting of Sorko fishermen. The people performing the ceremony are different from us — yet like us.

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Jean Rouch was born in Paris in We made bridges like Romans, just cutting the stones. Juliana Bessa marked it as to-read Aug 18, Retrieved from ” https: He studied civil engineering before turning to film and anthropology in response to his experiences in West Africa during World War II. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

But much of the time the solidarity, friendship and affection seem part of a male domain, a male imaginary. Certainly the formative joking relationship shared with ethnograpny African friends is a desired model of relating. In such acclaimed works as Cinee, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, Uean modernity, religious ritual, and music. Tragically, Mambety died too young in While Rouch has been filming for over half a century, only a handful of his films have been available outside of Europe and Africa.

Divyanshu Sri marked it as to-read Aug 24, Go out of this bar and shout in the streets? Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.



When inRouch is filming the Sigui, an itinerant Dogon ceremony commemorating the death of the first ancestor performed over a seven year period every sixty yearshe is able to draw on the minute descriptions of Griaule and Leiris, who had not attended the Sigui, but twenty years after its performance, devoted a great deal of study to its customs, rituals, language and signification. Abel added it Feb 25, Fa2 added it May 23, Indiana University Press, Let us be hard headed realists about this.

Subtitles, cone sync sound is possible, present no simple solution. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Refresh ckne try again. 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. University of Minnesota Press, Each year when I show Rouch films to students more familiar with Godard or Deleuze, they are a revelation.

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If they do not wrap up the ceremony, ejan will pay overtime for the taxi waiting to take them back to Accra. The film also captures the charge of the interaction of those who chanced, risked, participation. Djibril Diop Mambety, in his interview with Ukadike: The Films of Du? Fedelle marked it as to-read May 28, Want to Read saving….