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Jaguar

Selected Filmography

Jaguar

A playful film that finds three African men performing an ethnography of their own culture.

A playful film that finds three African men performing an ethnography of their own culture.

Jean Rouch, The Adventurous Filmmaker

A documentary about Jean Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema.

A documentary about Jean Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema.

Little by Little

Jean Rouch brings his Nigerien collaborators to France to perform a reverse ethnography of late-1960s Parisian life.

Jean Rouch brings his Nigerien collaborators to France to perform a reverse ethnography of late-1960s Parisian life.

Mammy Water

A gentle portrait by Jean Rouch of the spiritual traditions of a fishing village in the Gulf of Guinea.

A gentle portrait by Jean Rouch of the spiritual traditions of a fishing village in the Gulf of Guinea.

Moi, Un Noir

In this landmark documentary, Jean Rouch collaborates with his subjects to produce a complex portrait of Nigerien migrants in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

In this landmark documentary, Jean Rouch collaborates with his subjects to produce a complex portrait of Nigerien migrants in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire.

The Human Pyramid

At the Lycée Français of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Rouch worked with students there who willingly enacted a story about the arrival of a new white girl, Nadine, and her effect on the interactions of and interracial relationships between the white colonial F...

At the Lycée Français of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Rouch worked with students there who willingly enacted a story about the arrival of a new white girl, Nadine, and her effect on the interactions of and interracial relationships between the white colonial F...

The Lion Hunters

Jean Rouch's self-reflexive depiction of lion hunting among the Songhay people of Niger, and the social structure that underlies it.

Jean Rouch's self-reflexive depiction of lion hunting among the Songhay people of Niger, and the social structure that underlies it.

The Mad Masters

Jean Rouch depicts a Hauka possession ceremony that doubles as a theatrical protest against The Gold Coast's colonial rulers.

Jean Rouch depicts a Hauka possession ceremony that doubles as a theatrical protest against The Gold Coast's colonial rulers.

The Punishment

An aimless young woman is sent home from school with nothing to do. Drifting through the streets of Paris, she comes across a variety of people.

An aimless young woman is sent home from school with nothing to do. Drifting through the streets of Paris, she comes across a variety of people.