Rouch et sa caméra au cœur de l’Afrique | Jean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa

Un film de / a film by : Philo Bregstein (Pays-Bas)

À Niamey, Jean Rouch raconte avec passion et humour son parcours et sa pratique de cinéaste, l’amitié et la complicité qu’il partage avec son trio d’acteurs nigériens de toujours, l’histoire et le devenir du cinéma africain. Ce premier portrait de Rouch en Afrique est l’occasion d’une tentative de bilan de son œuvre et de son influence sur le monde cinématographique et ethnographique.  


ean Rouch and His Camera in the Heart of Africa provides an in-depth look at the film work of Jean Rouch and his associates from Niger who participated in the production of many of Rouch’s Niger-based films. Most of the camera and technical work was accomplished by Niger filmmakers. Bregstein, Rouch, Damoure, Lam, their friend Tollou and others converse about filmmaking and filmmakers who have had historical influence in the field; segments from several of Rouch’s earlier film works are interspersed with the filming in Niger and with interviews. Some of the films from which clips are included and discussed by Rouch and Bregstein are Chronicle of a Summer, Moi, un Noir, Tourou et Bitti, Battle on the Great River, Jaguar, Les Maitres Fous, The Lion Hunters, and Petit a Petit (Documentary Educational Resources)

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Un film de / a film by : Philo Bregstein (Pays-Bas)

Montage : Hans van Dongen

Production : NOS Television