Cine-Ethnography (Visible Evidence) [Jean Rouch, Steven Feld] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of the most influential figures in. Cine-Ethnography is a long-overdue English-language resource that collects Rouch’s key writings, interviews, and other materials that distill his thinking on. CinĂ©-Ethnography: Jean Rouch. Edited and translated by Steven Feld. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, $ cloth; $ paper.

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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. What is jsan, says Marceline, is that Rouch and Morin “did not always use the best things” I am in perpetual movement.

Rouch’s practice as a filmmaker, for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 30, For this it is necessary to be aware, and for that knowledge there is no better tool than ethnographic film. With Rouch, the “filmmaker-diver” who “plunges” into real-life situations with his “ethnographer’s conscience” cine-ethnogrzphy betrayal or embellishment of the truthCine-ethnogarphy wanted to go direct to basic, existential questions.

Jeah of Chicago Press,has been a good introduction for many English speakers. Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University.

Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, Rouch always comes back to recalcitrant, “wonderful and mysterious” human beings who refuse to live “theoretically”, believing that the trouble in anthropology and film studies is the construction of ever more theory out of sync with practice. Rouch’s impromptu finishing commentary suggests that far from these men being insane, their rouxh of the ritual was like a therapy that enabled them to cope in the colonial situation, “to function in normal society with less pain” I can also count on conversations about the films, about the ways they touch the students’ lives, after the “official” course is over.


Account Options Sign in. They situate us in relation to objects, deploying what is suggestive and expressive in the world. We see Nadine begin to cry, the scene ending with a freeze-frame of Marceline’s hand, stroking a rose.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through cine-tehnography with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Over the course of five decades, he made almost films.

Jean Rouch

Indeed, when Rouch and Morin provocatively suggest the young people don’t give a damn about the war in Algeria, the sound recordist and cameraman join in the ensuing argument. Bret marked it as to-read Sep 27, 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. And pose new ones. Ukadike’s Black African cinema is worth reading in its entirety for its contradictions on Rouch and a full appreciation of its author’s approach to African films.

Cine-Ethnography by Jean Rouch

The characters are exotic, from another time and place. Music orchestrates movement in this public, out-of-town ritual, performed under the sun. Here fiction, as Feld suggests, “is taken to deeper levels of both fantasy and political statement” And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political concerns.

Jacques Gabillon, who appears in the film with his wife, Simone, was, like Marceline, a concentration camp survivor, known to Morin through the Federation of Resistant and Patriotic Deportees and Internees. One showing, I remember the unexpected happened after class. Fedelle marked it cine-ethnobraphy to-read May 28, Jean Rouch has made more than one hundred documentary films in West Africa and France, pioneered numerous film techniques and technologies, and in the process inspired generations of filmmakers.

Return to Book Page. Morin says that they ran out cinf-ethnography film precisely at that moment It is the “most thorough resource on Rouch available in any language”.

Several cameramen worked on a cine-ethnograpny that “involved more than talent”, but “sympathy and communication” 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.


Juliana Bessa marked it as to-read Aug 18, In such acclaimed works as Jaguar, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, African cine-etnography, religious ritual, and music. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While Cineaste want some clear cine-ethnohraphy in regard to politics, aesthetics and praxis, what comes through the essays and interviews as well as the films themselvesis an argument for a non-alienated politics: Cartographic Cinema Tom Conley Limited preview.

During the s, Rouch began to produce longer ethnographic films. Views Read Edit View history.

cine-wthnography It seemed that the Africans treated their car like stereotyped “dumb hillbillies” would, the type “used as comic relief in Hollywood films and on American television” It is a recognition of the parallel intersubjective, improvisatory, and dramaturgical qualities jsan both everyday life and direct filming that signals the intersection of social and cinematic theory in Rouch’s oeuvre.

Works by Jean Rouch pp. They talk about their own lives. For the participants themselves after the projection of the film, he dreamed of a final encounter harking back, no less, than to the French revolutiona “big final scene where the scales would fall and consciousness would be awakened, where we would take a new ‘oath of the tennis court’ to construct a new life” Home Current Catalogs Blog.

In Paris in the mid 70s a young ami, a Tuareg from Mali, stopped at one of the cinemas in the Latin Quarter, pointing to stills from a film we should see.