Thursday, February 19, 2004

Jean Rouch, 1917-2004

There is a truth that the fiction film cannot capture - and that is the authenticity of the real, the lived.
-Jean Rouch

I was saddened to learn this morning of the death of French filmmaker and ethnographer Jean Rouch. He died yesterday in a car accident in Niger.

Some Jean Rouch links:

Jean Rouch: Anthropologist and Filmmaker

Jean Rouch: Cinéma-vérité, Chronicle of a Summer and The Human Pyramid

Visions of Africa: Anthropology on Film - Jean Rouch, John Marshall and other Film Makers

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