Cine-Ethnography (Visible Evidence) by Jean Rouch PDF

By Jean Rouch

probably the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch has made a couple of hundred motion pictures 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 tune. He pioneered a number of movie ideas and applied sciences, and within the strategy encouraged generations of filmmakers, from New Wave administrators, who emulated his cinema verite sort, to modern day documentarians. Cine-Ethnography is a long-overdue English-language source that collects Rouch's key writings, interviews, and different fabrics that distill his considering on filmmaking, ethnography, and his personal profession. Editor Steven Feld opens with a concise evaluation of Rouch's profession, highlighting the subjects came across all through his paintings. within the 4 essays that persist with, Rouch discusses the ethnographic movie as a style, the background 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 every one of his motion pictures, in addition to his creative, highbrow, and political matters. Cine-Ethnography additionally includes an annotated transcript of Chronicle of a Summer--one of Rouch's most vital works--along with observation via 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 amazing and nonetheless important filmmaker's significant position within the historical past of documentary cinema.

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