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Jean Rouch : Premier film : 1947-1991

Author: Dominique Dubosc; Kinofilm.; SEPT (Television station : France); Centre national de la cinématographie (France); Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources, 2005.
Series: Ethnographic video online.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : FrenchView all editions and formats
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Filmmaker Jean Rouch improvises a new commentary for his first film made in 1947, "In the land of the Black Magi" (Au pays des mages noirs). He explains the sacrifices he made due to the producer ; his footage was re-edited with a new ending, new titles, stock footage, "tropical muzak," and a newsreel-style narration heavy on drama and highlighting the exotic. Here the insight of Rouch emerges as he "finishes" and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encoded moving images
Documentary films
Ethnographic films
Nonfiction films
Case studies
Named Person: Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch; Jean Rouch
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Dubosc; Kinofilm.; SEPT (Television station : France); Centre national de la cinématographie (France); Documentary Educational Resources (Firm)
OCLC Number: 649691258
Language Note: In French with English subtitles.
Credits: Director, Dominique Dubosc.
Event notes: Originally produced in 1991 by Kinofilm, with La Sept and CNC.
Description: 1 online resource (1 streaming video (27 min.))
Series Title: Ethnographic video online.
Other Titles: Jean Rouch : first film, 1947-1991
Responsibility: a film by Dominique Dubosc.

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Filmmaker Jean Rouch improvises a new commentary for his first film made in 1947, "In the land of the Black Magi" (Au pays des mages noirs). He explains the sacrifices he made due to the producer ; his footage was re-edited with a new ending, new titles, stock footage, "tropical muzak," and a newsreel-style narration heavy on drama and highlighting the exotic. Here the insight of Rouch emerges as he "finishes" and restores the film, improvising a new commentary and transforming it into a new form in which the film's true meaning is illuminated and the humanity of the subjects restored.

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