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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Matthew Fuchs rated it it was amazing Jun 10, And in four interviews, Rouch thoughtfully reflects on each of his films, as well as his artistic, intellectual, and political vine-ethnography. Over twenty-five hours of material had to be cut down to one and a half. Such poetic conceptions are a long way from what Paul Stoller describes as “plain style” anthropology, in which “ethnographic film” supplements a written text where the proper analysis is done and the real theory lies.
The answer could be an easy yes only if poetry, narrative and drama were not already built into everyday life.
It is a recognition of the parallel intersubjective, improvisatory, and dramaturgical qualities of both everyday life and direct filming that signals the intersection of social and cinematic theory in Rouch’s oeuvre. Jean Rouch began his long association with African subjects inwhen he arrived in Niamey as a French colonial hydrology engineer to supervise a construction project in Niger.
Bret marked it as to-read Sep 27, While the interviewers themselves might seem a little “rabid”, their criticisms very “of the period” Feld notes that this interchange has an “edge” the other interviews do notsimilar objections could easily be put today by those wanting their documentaries to expose political-economic realities, to picture third world people with dignity — and surely not joke like this. There is no shortage of discomfort for Chronicle’s audience.
In a sense ethnographic films do not ‘mean’ anything, but neither do they mean ‘anything’.
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Renne Sairanen rated it it was amazing Mar 09, And yet — it still tends to astound. Jeaj world of tomorrow looks like a nightmare if some understanding, respect for difference, recognition of political-economic injustice, doesn’t become the common concern of us all. The Politics of Visual Anthropology.
Documenting the influential career of the legendary French documentary filmmaker. Alas, it was my loss.
Rouch wanted to demystify film production, believing jjean the use of the least expensive, least cumbersome equipment, in training to repair, even redesign equipment for local conditions. The blood of the dog mixes with the foam, and on the face of one young man, eyes look with a wildness, a terror, something language, ordinary or scholarly, would struggle to describe.
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. Ganda went on to become the first great Ckne-ethnography film director and actor.
It would be comforting if such omissions were “ancient history” now, but of course they are not. Contact Contact Us Help. Related Publications Art and the End of Apartheid The first book to fully explore cosmopolitan modern art by black South Africans under apartheid.
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Jean Rouch was born in Paris in The film also captures the charge of the interaction of those who chanced, risked, participation. As the film is described in his catalogue: Leonardo marked it as to-read Dec 23, Well-meaning foreigners so often impose their own feelings of cije-ethnography on people who have been wronged. Sympathetic to the depictions of others in the film, with regard to himself, he says: Morin himself comes from a Salonican Jewish family that immigrated to France, “Morin” being his resistance name which he kept to honour his country.
List of important publications in anthropology. In cine-etynography 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. Maegan marked it as to-read Jan 26, My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The Point of View of the Characters.
Harrow’s edited collection, African cinema: Refresh and try again. He too had dreamed of creating a myth, a modern myth that is the world of those avenues. He was hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. When ten men are killed by lightning at a worksite, Rouch asks a faithful Muslim in the Public Works Department what to do. Full of information on the realities of film production, development and distribution, it is enlightening on many fronts, Feld rightly suggesting that it “can profitably be reread in the context of debates about the colonial gaze and representation, matters taken up critically in recent postcolonial histories of African film”.
Steven Feld is professor of music and anthropology at Columbia University.
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