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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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Heroes of the Modern World

Heroes of the Modern World

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(p.67) 5: Heroes of the Modern World
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The Adventure of the Real
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226327167.003.0005

Migration from rural to urban areas intensified in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa in the period immediately after the Second World War. This was a social phenomenon of major importance and the colonial governments of the time were prepared to provide generous funding for research into its causes and effects. Jean Rouch was one of those engaged to do this research, and from 1954 to 1960 was supported by a combination of the CNRS, IFAN, and various multinational colonial research agencies set up to coordinate scientific programs in countries south of the Sahara. In October 1953, he set out from Paris to travel overland to West Africa, accompanied by his wife Jane. They entered the Gold Coast in February 1954 where they remained until Rouch's return to France in January 1955. During this period, Rouch made three major films that dealt directly with the experience of the migrants: Les Maîtres fous, Jaguar, and Moi, un Noir. This chapter focuses on the films Les Maîtres fous and Jaguar.

Keywords:   Jean Rouch, migration research, sub-Saharan Africa, ethnographic filmmakers, filmmaking, migrants, Les Maîtres fous, Jaguar

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