Indiana University's Black Film Center/Archive Presents Jean Rouch Retrospective (Starts Sat.)

From Shadow and Act Fri Feb 8 2013, 14:33:56

An African cinema history lesson is coming to the midwest, courtesy of Indiana University's Black Film Center/Archive, Department of Communication and Culture, Film and Media Studies, Departments of Anthropology, History, African Studies, French and Italian, and IU Cinema. A selection of rarely screened ethnographic films that Jean Rouch (the French expatriate filmmaker) recorded in Mali and Niger primarily, preserved by the Archives françaises du film du CNC, Bois d'Arcy. Rouch (1917-2004) radically transformed nonfiction cinema, with more than 100 films. Even today, Rouch's films are still quite provocative and controversial in...

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