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. Ciné-Ethnography: Jean Rouch. Edited and translated by Steven Feld. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, $ cloth; $ paper.

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Color symbolism Visual culture Body culture Material culture New media. His job in Niger is to supervise the forced labour of “good volunteers” building roads under the unconditional authority of site bosses who ranged from romantic adventurers to caricatures of cruelty one might find in bad novels on the American West. Fedelle marked it as to-read May 28, As Godard expressed it back in During the s, Rouch began to produce longer ethnographic films.

The answer could be an easy yes only if poetry, narrative and drama were not already built into everyday life. Over twenty-five hours of material had to be cut down to one and a half. Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University. Further references to this text appear as page numbers in brackets.

And after many viewings, I at last know why Morin has a strange grin on his face that seems out of place in one segment of this scene — he was drunk, he tells us, half-way through the meal Log In Sign Up. He was buried in Niamey, Niger. The song ends, the beam goes out.



Having no idea, the Africans and the others playfully try out ideas — then Marceline, with grace, explains, and the camera pans to a close-up of Landry, lowering his eyes. While Cineaste want some clear directions 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: To see what your friends thought of this rocuh, please sign up.

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But much of the time the solidarity, friendship and affection seem part of a male domain, a jeean imaginary. The French administration, fearing the revival of “strong animistic faiths that might turn political” did likewise.

Andre Block rated it it was ok Dec 16, And pose new ones. Lists with This Book. Rouch’s practice as a filmmaker, for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. Jean Rouch Chronicle of a Summer: It is the beginning of Rouch’s ethnographic career.

They situate us in relation to objects, deploying what is suggestive cine-ethnorgaphy expressive in the world. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.


Jean Rouch – Wikipedia

For me, as an ethnographer and filmmaker, there is almost no boundary between documentary film and films of fiction. We watch what we would normally look away from, “matter out of place”, uncontrolled body substances usually seen only briefly on the faces of babies, the ill, the dying.

Views Read Edit View history. These were all advocated in print, with little recognition of the fact that ethnographic film had been achieving cinr-ethnography ends for decades. The director made great films, his comedies were much loved back in Africa.

Ganda went on to become the first great Nigerien film director and actor. How do students respond to Chronicle in Melbourne, Australia, forty years later, students who have been warned that many of its techniques have been taken on board, that their video copy will lack the crispness, the beauty, roucch the no longer available 16mm print? In such acclaimed works as Jaguar, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, African modernity, religious ritual, and music.