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Author: Jean Rouch; Steven Feld
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2003.
Series: Visible evidence, v. 13.
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Named Person: Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Rouch; Steven Feld
ISBN: 081664103X 9780816641031 0816641048 9780816641048
OCLC Number: 50511492
Language Note: Essays and interviews translated from French.
Notes: Essays and interviews translated from French.
Description: viii, 400 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Essays by Jean Rouch. The camera and man ; The situation and tendencies of the cinema in Africa ; On the vicissitudes of the self: the possessed dancer, the magician, the sorcerer, the filmmaker, and the ethnographer ; The mad fox and the pale master --
Interviews and conversations with Jean Rouch. A life on the edge of film and anthropology / Jean Rouch with Lucien Taylor ; Ciné-anthropology / Jean Rouch with Enrico Fulchignoni ; Les maîtres fous, The lion unters, and Jaguar / Jean Rouch with John Marshall and John W. Adams ; The politics of visual anthropology / Jean Rouch ... [et al.] --
Chronicle of a summer: a film book by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin. Chronicle of a film / Edgar Morin ; The cinema of the future? / Jean Rouch ; Chronicle of a summer: the film ; The point of view of the "characters" / Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch.
Series Title: Visible evidence, v. 13.
Responsibility: Jean Rouch ; edited and translated by Steven Feld.

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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 such acclaimed works as Jaguar, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, African modernity, religious ritual, and music. He pioneered numerous film techniques and technologies, and in the process inspired generations of filmmakers, from New Wave directors, who emulated his cinema verite style, to today's documentarians. Cine-Ethnography is a long-overdue English-language resource that collects Rouch's key writings, interviews, and other materials that distill his thinking on filmmaking, ethnography, and his own career. Editor Steven Feld opens with a concise overview of Rouch's career, highlighting the themes found throughout his work. In the four essays that follow, Rouch discusses the ethnographic film as a genre, the history of African cinema, his experiences of filmmaking among the Songhay, and the intertwined histories of French colonialism, anthropology, and cinema. And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political concerns. Cine-Ethnography also contains an annotated transcript of Chronicle of a Summer--one of Rouch's most important works--along with commentary by the filmmakers, and concludes with a complete, annotated filmography and a bibliography. The most thorough resource on Rouch available in any language, Cine-Ethnography makes clear this remarkable and still vital filmmaker's major role in the history of documentary cinema.

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