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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 I, a Negro (1958), Madame L'Eau (1993) and Six in Paris (1965). He was married to Joselyne Lamothe. He died on February 18, 2004 in Birni N'Konni, Niger. See full bio »

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I, a Negro Director
(1958)
Madame L'Eau Director
(1993)
Six in Paris Director
(1965)
Dionysos Director
(1984)

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)
 1978 Margaret Mead: A Portrait by a Friend (Documentary short)
 1977 Badye, the Storyteller (Short documentary)
 1977 Makwayela (Short)
 1976 Babatu
 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 The Year 01 (sequence director "au Niger")
 1972 Horendi (Documentary)
 1972 Rain Dance at Boukoki (Short)
 1972 Sigui 1972 - les pagnes de Yamé (Documentary)
 1972 Tanda Singui (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 Sigui année zero (Documentary short)
 1966 The Lion Hunters (Documentary)
 1965 Alpha noir (Short documentary)
 1965 Festival de Dakar (Short)
 1965 Jackville (Short documentary)
 1965 L'Afrique et la recherche scientifique (Documentary short)
 1965 Musique et danse des chasseurs Gow (Short documentary)
 1965 Tambours de pierre (Short documentary)
 1965 The 15-Year-Old Widows (Short)
 1965 Six in Paris (segment "Gare du Nord")
 1964 La fleur de l'âge, ou Les adolescentes (segment "Marie-France et Véronique")
 1963 Les cocotiers (Documentary short)
 1963 Monsieur Albert prophète (Short documentary)
 1963 Palm Oil (Documentary short)
 1963 Rose et Landry (Short)
 1962 Abidjan, port de pêche (Documentary short)
 1962 Millet (Short)
 1961 Les ballets de Niger (Short documentary)
 1961 Chronicle of a Summer (Documentary)
 1960 Hampi (Short)
 1959 The Sons of Water (Documentary)
 1958 I, a Negro
 1958 Moro Naba (Short documentary)
 1958 Sakpata (Short)
 1957 Baby Ghana (Short documentary)
 1957 The Mad Masters (Documentary short)
 1956 Le Magazine des explorateurs (TV Series documentary)
 1953 Mammy Water (Short documentary)
 1951 Cimetière dans la falaise (Documentary short)
 1951 Les gens du mil (Documentary)
 1951 Rainmakers (Short documentary)
 1950 Hippopotamus Hunt (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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Show Show Self (33 credits)
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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

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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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