Cine-Ethnography (Visible Evidence) [Jean Rouch, Steven Feld] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the most influential figures in. Cine-Ethnography is a long-overdue English-language resource that collects Rouch’s key writings, interviews, and other materials that distill his thinking on. Ciné-Ethnography: Jean Rouch. Edited and translated by Steven Feld. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, $ cloth; $ paper.

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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. It is then that we can feel for a moment that truth is that which is hidden in us, beneath our petrified relationships. The vibrations of hope, of friendships achieved and aborted, of tolerance and its lacerating opposite, feel tangible here — it’s like they’re damned up, then released as we hone in on the group discussion.

Godard, too, was strong on demystification, and the grass-roots notion of people being able to create their own images cine-ethongraphy sounds before televison arrived in Mozambique. Before he is expelled from Niger for observed closeness to workers, presumed Gaullist sympathiesand before he goes on to fight against the Germans back in Europe, Rouch’s African initiation has begun.

The Point of View of the Characters.

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Jean Rouch has made more than one hundred documentary films in West Africa and France, pioneered numerous film techniques and technologies, and in the process inspired generations of filmmakers. His third response to the cine-ethnogralhy is that he makes his films for “everyone, for the largest viewing public possible”: Leonardo marked it cin-ethnography to-read Dec 23, Over twenty-five hours of material had to be cut down to one and a half.

These were all advocated in print, with little recognition of the fact that ethnographic film had been achieving these ends for decades. Certainly the formative joking relationship shared with his African friends is a desired model of relating.

As Rouch put it to Enrico Fulchignoni in Born inchild of the Pourquoi Pas? Donald Williams marked it as to-read Jan 28, Shortly afterwards he returned to France to participate in the Resistance. The song ends, the beam goes out. His greatest popular success in Africa and perhaps the most fun to make, the film is a “collective improvisation on a Nigerian fable”. 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.

It’s why I don’t assume what I really am, what’s deep within me.

It was with another stoic romantic, Edgar Morin, that Rouch created the work best known to students of film around the world, Chronicle of a summer.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Juliana Bessa marked it as to-read Aug 18, Yet if Rouch’s and Morin’s spirit, their approach to politics, poetry and research are really followed through, this “woman problem” or rather, “man problem” can surely be more effectively negotiated.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To understand the context of Rouch’s transformation from engineer to anthropologist filmmaker, we would do better to think back to the building of the pyramids than anything resembling “roadwork” today. For me, as an ethnographer and filmmaker, there is almost no boundary between documentary film and films of fiction.

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University of California Press,and the interview with Faye in his Questioning African cinema: Eight Films by Jean Rouch”. For Rouch, on the contrary, “it is absolutely positive”.

Duke University Press, U of Minnesota Press Amazon. In such acclaimed works as Jaguar, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, African modernity, religious ritual, and music. And while Morin’s hopes are outrageous, in the film there is a lack of absolutism that is precisely one of its strengths, Morin himself aiming for something more humble, for “the possibility of being a bit of one’s self”