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Jean Rouch: Six Films

Six of renowned ethnographer Jean Rouch's most highly regarded works.

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In Jean Rouch's collaborative ethnofiction, three Nigerian men journey to Accra for work.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 88 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
The Lion HuntersThe Lion Hunters

Jean Rouch's self-reflexive depiction of lion hunting among the Songhay people of Niger, and the social structure that underlies it.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 77 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Little By LittleLittle By Little

Jean Rouch brings his Nigerien collaborators to France to perform a reverse ethnography of late-1960s Parisian life.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 92 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Moi, Un NoirMoi, Un Noir

In this landmark documentary, Jean Rouch collaborates with his subjects to produce a complex portrait of Nigerien migrants in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 70 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
Mammy WaterMammy Water

A gentle portrait by Jean Rouch of the spiritual traditions of a fishing village in the Gulf of Guinea.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 18 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT
The Mad MastersThe Mad Masters

Jean Rouch depicts a Hauka possession ceremony that doubles as a theatrical protest against The Gold Coast's colonial rulers.

Icarus Films ♦ 2012 ♦ 28 minutes ♦ 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

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