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Jean Rouch: Premier Film, 1947-1991

by Dominique Dubosc
Format
Video; Streaming Video; Online
Summary
The director, Dominique Dubosc gives Jean Rouch the opportunity to improvise a new commentary for his first film made in 1947, In the Land of the Black Magi (Au pays des mages noirs) of a Songhay possession dance in Niger. Rouch explains the sacrifices he made due to the producer that took on his film and the “monster” thus created; his footage was re-edited with a new ending, new titles, stock footage, “tropical muzak,” and a newsreel-style narration heavy on drama and highlighting the exotic.
Release Date
1991
Language
In French, Subtitles in English
Notes
Title from title frames.
Published
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
Recording Info
Originally produced by Documentary Educational Resources in 1991.
Publisher no.
1048992 Kanopy
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 27 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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