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The Adventure of the RealJean Rouch and the Craft of Ethnographic Cinema$
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Paul Henley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226327143

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.001.0001

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Nothing But Cinema

Nothing But Cinema

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(p.35) 3: Nothing But Cinema
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The Adventure of the Real
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0003

In July 1946 Jean Rouch spent several months in West Africa, traveling the length of the Niger with two wartime comrades and contemporaries from the École des Ponts et Chausées, Pierre Ponty and Jean Sauvy, and later returned for two doctoral expeditions, the first of which took place between September 1948 and March 1949. This chapter focuses on the films he made during the first doctoral expedition. These include Au pays des mages noirs, Hombori, La Circoncision, Les Magiciens de Wanzerbé, and Initiation à la danse des possédés.

Keywords:   Jean Rouch, West Africa, films, filmmaking, ethnographic filmmakers, field expeditions, Niger

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