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Jean Rouch (1917–2004)


Jean Rouch was born on May 31, 1917 in Paris, France. He was a director and cinematographer, known for Moi, un noir (1958), Madame L'Eau (1993) and Dionysos (1984). He was married to Joselyne Lamothe. He died on February 18, 2004 in Birni N'Konni, Niger. See full bio »

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Known For

Moi, un noir
Moi, un noir Director
(1958)
Madame L'Eau
Madame L'Eau Director
(1993)
Dionysos
Dionysos Director
(1984)
Le vieil Anaï
Le vieil Anaï Director
(1979)

Filmography

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 2002 Le rêve plus fort que la mort (Documentary)
 1997 Faire-part: Musée Henri Langlois (Documentary)
 1993 Madame L'Eau
 1988 Brise-glace (Documentary)
 1986 Enigma
 1984 Dionysos
 1980 Cinemafia (Documentary short)
 1979 Le vieil Anaï (Documentary)
 1978 Simi Siddo Kuma (Short)
 1977 Le griot Badye (Short documentary)
 1977 Makwayela (Short)
 1977 Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend (Documentary short)
 1976 Médecines et médecins (Documentary short)
 1976 Rhythme de travail (Documentary short)
 1975 Initiation (Documentary)
 1975 Souna Kouma (Documentary short)
 1974 La 504 et les foudroyers (Short)
 1974 Pam Kuso Kar (Documentary short)
 1974 Sigui 1973 - l'auvent de la circoncision (Documentary short)
 1974 Toboy Tobaye (Documentary short)
 1973 Dongo Hori
 1973 L'enterrement du Hogon (Documentary short)
 1973 VW-Voyou (Short)
 1973 L'an 01 (sequence director "au Niger")
 1972 Horendi (Documentary)
 1972 Sigui 1972 - les pagnes de Yamé (Documentary)
 1972 Tanda Singui (Short)
 1972 Yenendi de Boukoki (Short)
 1971 Architectes Ayorou (Documentary short)
 1971 Porto Novo - la danse des reines (Documentary short)
 1971 Sigui 1971 - la dune d'Idyeli (Documentary)
 1971 Tourou et Bitti (Short)
 1971 Yenendi di Simiri (Short)
 1970 Sigui 1970 - les clameurs d'Amani (Documentary short)
 1969 Sigui 1969 - la caverne de Bongo (Documentary short)
 1968 Pierres chantantes d'Ayorou (Documentary short)
 1968 Sigui 1968 - les danseurs de Tyogou (Documentary short)
 1968 Un lion nommé l'américain (Documentary short)
 1968 Wanzerbe (Documentary short)
 1968 Jaguar (Documentary)
 1967 Daudo Sorko (Short)
 1967 La goumbe des jeunes noceurs (Documentary short)
 1967 Sigui: l'enclume de Yougo (Short)
 1966 Dongo Horendi
 1966 Dongo Yenendi (Short)
 1966 Fêtes de novembre à Bregbo (Documentary short)
 1966 Koli-Koli (Short documentary)
 1966 La chasse au lion à l'arc (Documentary)
 1966 Sigui année zero (Documentary short)
 1965 Alpha noir (Short documentary)
 1965 Festival de Dakar (Short)
 1965 Jackville (Short documentary)
 1965 L'Afrique et la recherche scientifique (Documentary short)
 1965 Les veuves de 15 ans (Short)
 1965 Musique et danse des chasseurs Gow (Short documentary)
 1965 Tambours de pierre (Short documentary)
 1965 Paris vu par... (segment "Gare du Nord")
 1964 La fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes (segment "Marie-France et Véronique")
 1963 Le palmier à l'huile (Documentary short)
 1963 Les cocotiers (Documentary short)
 1963 Monsieur Albert prophète (Short documentary)
 1963 Rose et Landry (Short)
 1962 Abidjan, port de pêche (Documentary short)
 1962 Le mil (Short)
 1962 La punition
 1961 Les ballets de Niger (Short documentary)
 1961 Chronicle of a Summer (Documentary)
 1960 Hampi (Short)
 1959 Les fils de l'eau (Documentary)
 1958 Moi, un noir
 1958 Moro Naba (Short documentary)
 1958 Sakpata (Short)
 1957 Baby Ghana (Short documentary)
 1956 Le Magazine des explorateurs (TV Series documentary)
 1955 Les maîtres fous (Documentary short)
 1953 Mammy Water (Short documentary)
 1951 Cimetière dans la falaise (Documentary short)
 1951 Les gens du mil (Documentary)
 1951 Yenendi: les hommes qui font la pluie (Short documentary)
 1950 Chasse à l'hippopotame (Documentary)
 1949 Initiation à la danse des possédés (Documentary short)
 1949 La circoncision (Documentary short)
 1948 Hombroï (Documentary short)
 1947 Au pays des mages noirs (Documentary short)
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Personally, I am violently opposed to film crews. My reasons are several. The sound engineer must fully understand the language of the people he is recording. It is thus indispensable that he belong to the ethnic group being filmed and that he also be trained in the minutiae of his job. Besides, with the present techniques used in direct cinema, the film maker must be the cameraman. And the ... See more »

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French documentarist, an exponent of cinema verite. He held degrees in literature and civil engineering. He became first noted during the 1950's for his work in West Africa, recording tribal life and customs. See more »

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