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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Tenhertine rated it really liked it Feb 09, Just a ethnogrxphy while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fox Santa Fe NM: Influenced by his discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many of his films blur the line between fiction and documentary, creating a new style of ethnofiction.

Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Harvard University Press, One, Robert Flaherty, was a geographer-explorer who was doing ethnography without knowing it. A joker can get to the bottom of things as well as another but this should not prevent him from self-discipline. Return to Book Page.

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Let us be hard headed realists about this. As Rouch puts it:. It is a wondrous world, indeed.


Tragically, Mambety died too young in Three men dramatized their real-life roles in the film, and went on to become one of the first three actors of Nigerien cinema. Emilie Debrigard rated it it was amazing Jul 23, So what made Rouch? And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political concerns.

Vera Marques marked it as to-read Dec 11, Among those met in Paris who will return with the pair to Ayorou, is Safi Faye, who after this cne improvisation, will herself go on to become a major African filmmaker.

As Rouch says to him:. And this poetry was made up roich factory smokestacks, of the outskirts, of walls eyhnography crumbling brick, of smoking locomotives, and of those infinite shadows that announced something more.

Rouch advocates companion pamphlets or booklets to accompany films for those who want to know more. Retrieved 14 March Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, Pennebaker and Albert and David Maysles.

Jean Rouch

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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. Each year when I show Rouch ethnogrqphy to students more familiar with Godard or Deleuze, they are a revelation.


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Penelope rated it it was amazing Nov 19, No beating around the bush here. 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. Only in the 70s and 80s did some of his writings and interviews appear in English. Taylor Hynes marked it as to-read Oct 29, As the film is described in his catalogue: 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?

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Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch

The participants have been watching sequences of the film. While Rouch has been filming for over half a century, only a handful of ckne films have been available outside of Europe and Africa. Retrieved from ” https: The Media Bunny rated it liked it Dec 04, Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.