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Jean Rouch (French: [ʁuʃ]; 31 May 1917, Paris – 18 February 2004, Niger) was a French filmmaker and anthropologist.

He is considered to be one of the founders of cinéma-vérité in France, which shared the aesthetics of the direct cinema. Rouch's practice as a filmmaker for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. Influenced by his discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many of his films blur the line between fiction and documentary, creating a new style of ethnofiction. He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. His seminal film Me a Black (Moi, un noir) pioneered the technique of jump cut popularized by Jean-Luc Godard. Godard said of Rouch in the Cahiers du Cinéma (Notebooks on Cinema) n°94 April 1959, "In charge of research for the Musée de l'Homme (French, "Museum of Man") Is there a better definition for a filmmaker?" Along his career, Rouch was no stranger to controversy.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jean Rouch (French: [ʁuʃ]; 31 May 1917, Paris – 18 February 2004, Niger) was a French filmmaker and anthropologist.

He is considered to be one of the founders of cinéma-vérité in France, which shared the aesthetics of the direct cinema. Rouch's practice as a filmmaker for over sixty years in Africa, was characterized by the idea of shared anthropology. Influenced by his discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many of his films blur the line between fiction and documentary, creating a new style of ethnofiction. He was also hailed by the French New Wave as one of theirs. His seminal film Me a Black (Moi, un noir) pioneered the technique of jump cut popularized by Jean-Luc Godard. Godard said of Rouch in the Cahiers du Cinéma (Notebooks on Cinema) n°94 April 1959, "In charge of research for the Musée de l'Homme (French, "Museum of Man") Is there a better definition for a filmmaker?" Along his career, Rouch was no stranger to controversy.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 54

Birthday 1917-05-31

Day of Death 2004-02-18

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1996 En une poignée de mains amies Director
1993 Madame l'eau Director
1990 Brise-glace Director
1988 Ordinary folly of a daughter of Ham Director
1987 Brise-Glace: Oberture Director
1986 Enigma Director
1984 Dionysos Director
1983 Portrait de Raymond Depardon Director
1980 Cinemafia Director
1980 Sigui synthèse, l'invention de la parole et de la mort Director
1979 Le vieil Anaï Director
1977 Makwayela Director
1976 Babatu Director
1974 Le Dama d'Ambara: enchanter la mort Director
1974 Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! Mr Chicken Director
1973 The Year 01 Assistant Director
1972 Horendi Director
1972 Un lion nommé l'américain Director
1971 The Drums of the Past Director
1970 Little by Little Director
1969 Sigui 1969 - la caverne de Bongo Director
1968 Jaguar Director
1967 The Lion Hunters Director
1965 Six in Paris Director
1965 La goumbe des jeunes noceurs Director
1965 The Fifteen-Year-Old Widows Director
1965 Dogon Drums, Elements of a Study in Rhythm Director
1965 Gare du Nord Director
1964 That Tender Age Director
1962 The Punishment Director
1961 Chronicle of a Summer Director
1961 The Human Pyramid Director
1958 Moro Naba Director
1958 Moi, un Noir Director
1957 Baby Ghana Director
1955 The Mad Masters Director
1953 Mammy Water Director
1951 Yenendi: The Men Who Make the Rain Director
1951 Cemeteries in the Cliff Director
1950 Hippopotamus Hunt Director
1949 Circumcision Director
1948 Initiation into Possession Dance Director
1948 The Magicians of Wanzerbé Director
1947 Au pays des mages noirs Director

Acting

Nouvelle vague: El cine sin dogmas
2013 My Conversations on Film as Himself
2012 Maya Deren, Take Zero as Himself
2011 Jean Epstein, Young Oceans of Cinema
1999 Cinéma, de notre temps: Mosso, mosso (Jean Rouch comme si...) as Himself
1998 Ciguri – Tarahumaras 98 - La Danse Du Peyotl as Narrator
1995 Son of Gascogne as Himself
1995 Rouch in Reverse as himself
1991 Jean Rouch: First Film 1947-1991 as Himself
1983 Portrait de Raymond Depardon as himself
1980 Cinemafia
1964 La nouvelle vague par elle-même as Himself
1961 Chronicle of a Summer
1955 The Mad Masters as Narrator

Writing

1990 Brise-glace Writer
1987 Brise-Glace: Oberture Writer
1974 Cock-A-Doodle-Doo! Mr Chicken Writer
1974 Le Dama d'Ambara: enchanter la mort Writer
1971 The Drums of the Past Writer
1970 Little by Little Writer
1965 Six in Paris Writer
1965 Gare du Nord Screenplay
1962 The Punishment Screenplay
1961 Chronicle of a Summer Writer
1958 Moi, un Noir Writer
1953 Mammy Water Writer

Camera

1990 Brise-glace Director of Photography
1987 Brise-Glace: Oberture Director of Photography
1983 Portrait de Raymond Depardon Director of Photography
1976 Babatu Director of Photography
1968 Jaguar Director of Photography
1967 The Lion Hunters Director of Photography

Crew

1980 Cinemafia Cinematography
1971 The Drums of the Past Cinematography
1961 The Human Pyramid Cinematography
1953 Mammy Water Cinematography
1949 Circumcision Cinematography

Production

1958 Moi, un Noir Producer
1953 Mammy Water Producer
1949 Circumcision Producer

Editing

1990 Brise-glace Editor
1987 Brise-Glace: Oberture Editor

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