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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As Rouch says to him:.

Jean Rouch’s Ciné-Ethnography: at the conjunction of research, poetry and politics

Jean Rouch began his long association with African subjects inwhen ethnogrzphy arrived in Niamey as a French colonial hydrology engineer to supervise a construction project in Niger. So what made Rouch?

Duke University Press, Rouch’s practice as a filmmaker for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. The creation of the camera proceeded with the creation of the film. Color symbolism Visual culture Body culture Material culture New media.

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Rejecting racial, nationalist and Marxist politics, he places hope in the inventiveness of shared marginality. Salvatore rated it it was amazing Jan 22, A student, Michael Filipidis, had never thought, he said, he would find William Blake performed in film:.

Indiana University Press, Bianca marked it as to-read Sep 15, Donald Williams marked it as to-read Jan 28, Over twenty-five hours of material had to be cut down to one and a half. These people were slum dwellers jdan how could one joke about their conditions?

There was no concrete, no tarmac — no maps, nothing at all. Ethography — Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch. Rthnography Godard expressed it back in The improvised narration is from the hero, Edward G. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 30, Related Publications Art and the End of Apartheid The first book to fully explore cosmopolitan modern art by black South Africans under apartheid.


But if you already know so many things, why bother me with all these simple questions? 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.

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As Rouch puts it:. After the war, he did a brief stint as a journalist with Agence France-Presse before returning to Africa where he became an influential anthropologist and sometimes controversial filmmaker.

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. As his Bell and Howell camera had had to be rewound every twenty-five seconds, no sentences in the narration could be longer than that.


Divyanshu Sri marked it as to-read Aug 24, Home Current Catalogs Blog. Throughout his career, he used his camera to report on life in Africa. The shadow of the holocaust and of Stalinism hang over these who would change the world. To ask other readers questions about Cine-Ethnographyplease sign up.

Refresh and try again. School of American Research Press, Tuesday, 14 December Last Updated: Only in the 70s and 80s did some of his writings and interviews appear in English.

We made bridges like Romans, just cutting the stones. Fox Santa Fe NM: 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. If they do not wrap up the ceremony, they will pay overtime for the taxi waiting to take them back to Accra.


When they develop the photos, translate and transcribe the ritual texts, minutely describing the details of the ceremony, they send off the material to Griaule at the Society for Africanists in Paris. Harvard University Press, 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, rouh had not attended the Sigui, but twenty years after its performance, devoted a great deal of study to its customs, rituals, language and signification.

Jean Rouch is generally considered the father of Nigerien cinema. But the behaviour of the people possessed by the spirits rkuch they were seen to be dangerous. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

Go out of this bar and shout in the streets? I know there are places in the world where I walk around and I suddenly come upon this peculiar perspective: Princeton University Press, NJ, I can count on them being surprised, provoked, pleased, and a little troubled.

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. In the four essays that follow, Rouch discusses the ethnographic film as a genre, the history of African cinema, his experiences of jena among the Songhay, and the intertwined histories of French colonialism, anthropology, and cinema.