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Jean Roach’s legacy

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  00:06:31  2017  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

More than forty years ago, Jean Rouch developed a practice at the crossroads of human sciences and film making: visual anthropology. On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the filmmaker and anthropologist, researchers Laetitia Merli, Philippe Lourdou, Nadine Wanono and Boris Petric discuss the legacy left by Jean Rouch in this discipline.
Fascinated by technology, Rouch very early on seized upon the technological developments that made cameras increasingly lighter to film the subjects he was studying as closely as possible. Gradually, motion pictures, which had become a real tool of ethnographic investigation, served as a medium for an exchange between the anthropologist and his subject. This is how the concept of “shared anthropology” emerged.

Producer : CNRS Images
Chief editor : BAKER Nicolas (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Director : ENA Alexandra (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processPrises de vues réelles. Utilisation d'extraits de films, d'entretiens et de photographies en noir et blanc.
Commentaire voix off et interventions en son direct. Musique.
PersonnalitiesMERLI Laetitia(CNE, UMR CNRS, EHESS, Univ. Avignon Pays de Vaucluse et Univ. Aix-Marseille); LOURDOU Philippe(Univ. Paris Ouest Nanterre); WANONO Nadine(IMAF, UMR CNRS, Univ. Panthéon-Sorbonne, IRD, Univ. Aix-Marseille, EPHE et EHESS); PETRIC Boris(CNE, UMR CNRS, EHESS, Univ. Avignon Pays de Vaucluse et Univ. Aix-Marseille)
NotesIMAF : Institut des mondes africains
CNE : Centre Norbert Elias
IRD : Institut de recherche pour le développement
EPHE : École Pratique des Hautes Études
EHESS : École des hautes études en sciences sociales





Technical Sheet
Item No.6393
PublicLarge audience
LaboratoryUMR8171 ; UMR8562