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Les maîtres fous

Author: Jean RouchPierre BraunbergerFilms de la Pléiade (Firm)Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)Institut français d'Afrique noire.All authors
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Icarus Films, [2010?]
Series: Six films by Jean Rouch.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Filmed in Accra, Ghana, in 1954, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920's to the 1950's. Participants in the ceremony mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction films
Documentary films
Ethnographic films
Short films
Foreign films
Motion pictures
Video recordings
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Rouch; Pierre Braunberger; Films de la Pléiade (Firm); Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France); Institut français d'Afrique noire.; Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 825055977
Language Note: Opening credits in French; English narration.
Notes: This disc is a recorded DVD and may fail to play on some DVD equipment.
"Film réalisé au cours d'une mission de Centre national de la recherche scientifique et de l'Institut français d'Afrique noire."
Originally released as a motion picture in 1955.
Credits: Editing, Suzanne Baron ; sound, Damouré Zika, Ibrahima Dia, André Cotin.
Description: 1 videodisc (28 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R ; NTSC, all regions ; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Series Title: Six films by Jean Rouch.
Other Titles: Mad masters
Jean Rouch.
Responsibility: Pierre Braunberger présente une production des Films de la Pleïade ; un film de Jean Rouch.

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Filmed in Accra, Ghana, in 1954, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920's to the 1950's. Participants in the ceremony mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers, but in more of a trance than true recreation.

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