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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As for what could have been done, it would have required that the camera penetrate into my little world of anachronistic bureaucracy at SNCF,[23] with its grotesque silhouettes and general grayness.

One showing, I remember the unexpected happened after class. Certainly the most complete book in English about the work of this paramount character of visual anthropology. The Sigui ceremonies posed questions, not answers, to initiates, and this, he thinks, is what he has tried to do in films, “to pose riddles, to circulate disquieting objects” People’s limbs stiffen, they walk like monsters, their bodies losing softness, familiarity; they foam at the mouth.

School jan American Research Press, Moore’s Introduction to Savage theory: He studied civil engineering before turning to film and anthropology in response to his experiences in West Africa during World War II. As his Bell and Howell camera had had to be rewound every twenty-five seconds, no sentences in the narration could be longer than that.

The characters are exotic, from another time and place. University of Minnesota Press.


Visible Evidence, Volume Princeton University Press, NJ, In Rouvh World Viewed, Stanley Cavell speaks of “the mismatch between the depth to which an ordinary human life requires expression and the surface of ordinary means through which that life must express itself”. The Mad Fox and the Pale Master.

Tragically, Mambety died too young in He knows it, moreover Feld notes that the attitude entailed in the latter term is similar to what is now called “self-reflexive” anthropology. As Rouch put it to Enrico Fulchignoni in Anastasia rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Ukadike’s Questioning African Cinema has interviews with both these directors. Fascinated and profoundly influenced by the surrealists, dance, theatre, cinema and music Stravinsky, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrongwere a part of everyday life.


Rouch notes that with everyone deeply affected by what happened, the cameraman was so disturbed that the end of the sequence was out of focus.


His first response was for himself. When Nietzsche cine-ethnograpny walking in the streets of Torino and wrote those sublime lines He pioneered numerous film techniques and techno One of the most influential figures in documentary and ethnographic filmmaking, Jean Rouch has made more than one hundred films in West Africa and France.

His second response is that film is the only means he has to show someone else how he sees him.

Rouch’s practice as a filmmaker for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. The narration was put together in two days, recorded at the radio station in Abidjan. It was doubly wonderful because I was in front of these people who were always so serious, and I was joyous at seeing the camera being born Editor Steven Feld opens with a concise overview of Rouch’s career, highlighting the themes found throughout his work.

Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, What a pity that in the final cut of Chronicle, the women tend to be questioned in relation to their involvement with men, that Marceline’s political convictions, Marilou’s political association with cine-ethhnography male “wounded idealists”, don’t have a place.

Penelope rated it cine-ethnographh was amazing Nov 19, This is the sort of criticism that may be levelled against Rouch, but no other. It is a wondrous world, indeed.

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Cine-Ethnography also contains an annotated transcript of Chronicle of a Summer–one of Rouch’s most important works–along with commentary by the filmmakers, and concludes with a complete, annotated filmography and a bibliography.


In such acclaimed works as Jaguar, The Lion Hunters, and Cocorico, Monsieur Poulet, Rouch has explored racism, colonialism, African modernity, religious ritual, and music. To see what your friends thought of this book, please cine-ehnography up. Ruoch was hailed by the French New Wave cine-sthnography one of theirs. Apart from “mutilating the image”, it is often impossible to condense and cover everything said within a given screen time.

Contact Contact Us Help. Cocorico had its American premiere at the Margaret Mead Film Festival and Cineaste suggested that for those unfamiliar with the African situation, what they saw seemed to reinforce basic prejudices against Africa.

They are “marginals” who see “the economic absurdity of the system” within with they must make a living without being trapped Of course “Club Rouch” has branches all over the world.

Manhood is the title of the English translation. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. J marked it as to-read Jul 30, This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The answer could be an easy yes only if poetry, narrative and drama were not already built into everyday life.

This essay is dedicated to the memory of Jean Rouch, who died at the age cine-ethnogralhy 86 in a car accident in Niger in February this year. I’d never heard of this Jean Rouch. His greatest popular success in Africa and perhaps the most fun to make, the film is a “collective improvisation on a Nigerian fable”.

As Godard expressed it back in