Cine-Ethnography (Visible Evidence) by Jean Rouch PDF

By Jean Rouch

the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch has made a couple of hundred movies 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, spiritual ritual, and song. He pioneered quite a few movie suggestions and applied sciences, and within the strategy encouraged generations of filmmakers, from New Wave administrators, who emulated his cinema verite kind, to brand new documentarians. Cine-Ethnography is a long-overdue English-language source that collects Rouch's key writings, interviews, and different fabrics that distill his pondering on filmmaking, ethnography, and his personal occupation. Editor Steven Feld opens with a concise assessment of Rouch's occupation, highlighting the topics stumbled on all through his paintings. within the 4 essays that persist with, Rouch discusses the ethnographic movie as a style, the heritage of African cinema, his stories of filmmaking one of the Songhay, and the intertwined histories of French colonialism, anthropology, and cinema. And in 4 interviews, Rouch thoughtfully displays on each one of his motion pictures, in addition to his creative, highbrow, and political issues. Cine-Ethnography additionally comprises an annotated transcript of Chronicle of a Summer--one of Rouch's most vital works--along with remark by way of the filmmakers, and concludes with an entire, annotated filmography and a bibliography. the main thorough source on Rouch to be had in any language, Cine-Ethnography makes transparent this striking and nonetheless very important filmmaker's significant function within the heritage of documentary cinema.

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