The Resource Jean Rouch-- biographical collection, (electronic resource)

Jean Rouch-- biographical collection, (electronic resource)

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Jean Rouch-- biographical collection
Title
Jean Rouch-- biographical collection
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Language
eng
Summary
A diverse collection of archival footage and interviews of Jean Rouch. Jean Rouch's prolific film career began in French West Africa, where he worked as a civil engineer during World War II, supervising road and bridge construction. Previously, in Paris, he had attended the lectures of Marcel Mauss and Marcel Griaule. In 1946, traveling down the Niger River, Rouch shot his first film with a 16mm Bell and Howell camera, developing an original style after the tripod fell in the water. Later, he enlisted the help of Damoure, a Sorka friend, to film a hippopotamus hunt, and thus began a productive collaboration that has lasted almost four decades. Damoure took sound for Les Maitres Fous, was a central character inJaguar, and worked with Rouch on many other films, as did several of Rouch's long-standing African friends and co-workers. Rouch's innovative approaches effected more than anthropological film. In the summer of 1960, Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin shot Chronique d'Un Ete' (Chronicle of a Summer), a film dealing with Parisians' thoughts and feelings at the end of the Algerian war. In Chronique, now considered a pioneering "cinema-verite" film, the formerly invisible barrier between the "objective" filmmaker and his subject dissolved. The viewers see the filmmaker approach his subjects on the boulevards of Paris, inquiring, "Are you happy?" Technically, Chronique also furthered the development of a more efficient, portable, synchronous sound system that permitted the filming of longer, unbroken sequences. Although Rouch is best known for Chronique, and for the inspiration that it offered to New Wave filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Goddard and Francois Truffaut, his most striking contributions to film remain more than seventy ethnographic films made in West Africa. From the 1940s until the present, Rouch has produced films in Ghana, Niger, Mali, and Upper Volta, ranging from straightforward portrayals of extraordinary ritual events, such as Les Maitres Fous, to "collective improvisations" such as jaguar, or, more recently, Cocorico! Monsieur Poulet, based on a Niger folk tale. In the West, Rouch's distinctive vision of the cultures of West Africa has influenced students of anthropology, of ritual, and of Africa. But his influence has been significant on the African continent as well, where he consistently attempted to introduce film technology and to train technicians as he worked. Moustapha Alassane and Oumarou Ganda of Niger, Safi Faye of Senegal, and Desire Ecare of Ivory Coast are among the contemporary filmmakers who once worked with Rouch
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UtOrBLW
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videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 2005
Runtime
999
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Jean Rouch-- biographical collection, (electronic resource)
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Jean Rouch-- biographical collection, (electronic resource)
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http://edmonton.kanopystreaming.com/node/111702
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1111701
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1 streaming online resource (1 video file, approximately 2,500 min.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) kan1111701
  • (CaAE) kan1111701
  • (OCoLC)897771861
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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other

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