Jean Rouch, 1917-2004
There is a truth that the fiction film cannot capture - and that is the authenticity of the real, the lived.
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