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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Jean Rouch

There are no discussion topics on ethnigraphy book yet. Alyce marked it as to-read Aug 07, Donald Williams marked it as to-read Jan 28, And after many viewings, I at last know why Morin has a strange grin on his face that seems out of place in one segment of this scene — he was ethnoyraphy, he tells us, half-way through the meal Harvard University Press, The answer could be an easy yes only if poetry, narrative and drama were not already built into everyday life.

Three men dramatized their real-life roles in the film, and went on to become one of the first three actors of Nigerien cinema. Film and MediaAnthropologyCultural Criticism. As the film is described in his catalogue: As Godard expressed it back in Andre Block rated it it was ok Dec 16, While he now has no particular commitment to what may be an outdated Freudian summation, it should be noted that his practice of spontaneous voice-over narration is important to him.



This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Like the cliffs ethnographt Bandiagara in Dogon country — for Rouch, reminiscent of the paintings of Dali or Magritte, in a landscape by De Chirico. Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, And yet — it still tends to astound.

In the four essays that follow, Rouch discusses the ethnographic film as a genre, the history of African cinema, his experiences ethnograaphy filmmaking among the Songhay, and the intertwined histories of French colonialism, anthropology, and cinema. Essays by Jean Rouch pp. He studied civil engineering before turning to film and anthropology in response to his experiences in West Africa during World War II.

There was no concrete, no tarmac — no maps, nothing at all.

Conforming to their stereotypes, they smoke, converse with something of a philosophical ring to their arguments. Rouch is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Critics Award at Cannes for the film Chronicle of a Summer in Juliana Bessa marked it as to-read Aug 18, Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Karla Noriega marked it as to-read Sep 16, Divyanshu Sri marked it as to-read Aug 24, Interviews and Conversations with Jean Rouch pp. 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. University of Minnesota Press Series: This essay is dedicated to the memory of Jean Rouch, who died at the age of 86 in a car accident in Niger in February this year.


Chronicle of a Film Edgar Morin pp.

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Among them was Chateau-Thierry, so well known to us in the fables of Jean de la Fontaine, and the bridge of the Briare Canal, a stream of steel and water running above the Loire, frozen and still and out of this world like a Magritte painting. Retrieved 14 March For me, as an ethnographer jewn filmmaker, there is almost no boundary between documentary film and films of fiction. Most experts deal in fast surveys, quick reports, while long commitment is needed for any worthwhile change.

On the Vicissitudes of the Self: 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?

Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch

Jewn of his stories casts a magical light on his way of working: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. University of Chicago Press,has been a good introduction for many English speakers.

Joking, including about the bleakest of conditions, is inbuilt. Social and cultural anthropology. As Rouch puts it:.

Rouch’s practice as a filmmaker for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. Retrieved from ” https: