Jean Rouch - Biographical Collection

Jean Rouch - Biographical Collection
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6 videos in this collection

Margaret Mead: Portrait by a Friend
Jean Rouch filmed this loving and humorous portrait of anthropologist and filmmaker Margaret Mead in September 1977 while he was a guest of the first Margaret Mead Film Festival. As…
Encountering Jean Rouch
This short film was shot in 2002 during Bilan du Film Ethnographic for the purpose of introducing Jean Rouch to the audience at 2003 Taiwan International Ethnographic film festival. Unexpectedly,…
Jean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa
"Filming filmmakers is not an easy task: from time to time there are glimpses of show-off tactics, private jokes which make holiday and family films so unbearable. To undertake such…
Rouch's Gang
In 1991, Jean Rouch started work on his new feature film Madame l'Eau, much of which was shot in Holland. The documentary Rouch's Gang follows the film crew and provides…
Friends, Fools, Family: Rouch's Collaborators in Niger
Jean Rouch is known to many worldwide as a French anthropologist and innovative filmmaker. Much of his work is linked to the birth of cinema verite. However, Rouch's fifty-year involvement…
Art Films by Rina Sherman
Rina Sherman, a classical musician by training, turned to performance art and filmmaking in 1983, a year before she was exiled from South Africa and settled in France. She was…

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Rouch's Gang
In 1991, Jean Rouch started work on his new feature film Madame l'Eau, much of which was shot in Holland. The documentary Rouch's Gang follows the film crew and provides a glimpse behind the scenes as Jean Rouch and his four friends from Niger make their film. By providing an…
Faces of Change Collection
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Bitter Roots - The Ends of a Kalahari Myth
Bitter Roots: The Ends of a Kalahari Myth is set in Nyae-Nyae, a region of Namibia located in southern Africa's Kalahari desert, traditional home of the Ju/'hoansi. It updates the ethnographic film record begun in the 1950s by John Marshall, whose films documented 50 years of change, and who together…
Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors' Tales
"This is a story of the Lak people. It's also a story of how I came to know the people of the region and how my story became forever woven into their own... I was to become enmeshed in events that resulted in bloodshed and death. What's more, I was…
Daughter from Danang
A heartbreaking documentary that upsets your expectations of happily-ever-afters, Daughter from Danang is a riveting emotional drama of longing, identity, and the personal legacy of war. To all outward appearances, Heidi is the proverbial "all-American girl", hailing from small town Pulaski, Tenn. But her birth name was Mai Thi Hiep.…
El Field
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Mallamall
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The Chairman and the Lions
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The One and the Many
Lead me from illusion to reality, Lead me from darkness to light, Lead me from death to immortality, -- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28 For the Nath Yogis of Northern India this prayer is an expression of their desire to find the One amongst the many and to return to the source…
Paths of Hope - Livelihoods in Three Caribbean Communities of Costa Rica
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Return to the Land of Souls
In the 21st century, many ancestral beliefs are struggling to survive in a hostile, fast-changing world. In southeast Cote d'Ivoire, some Akan communities still make contact with the spirits through Komians or animistic priests who go into a trance and are possessed by the spirits of the Forest and the…