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Conversations with Jean Rouch

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by Ann McIntosh
color, 40 min, 2004

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This intimate, revealing film of conversations between Jean Rouch and a number of filmmakers and friends including John Marshall is unlike any past films on Rouch's life and work. It was shot over a two-year period, 1978-80 by his friend, Ann McIntosh, who taught video under Ricky Leacock at MIT. There are some fascinating insights as he discusses his methodology with students at Harvard and Hampshire College in western Massachusetts. He also reflects on war and the role he played as an engineer in France during WWII and lighter moments vacationing with his wife.

Additional Resources
Jean Rouch Tribute Website

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Jean Rouch & His Contribution to Cinema Conference, the Centre for Research & Education in Arts & Media, University of Westminster, London, 2004
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Canada, 2004
Margaret Mead Film Festival, New York, 2004
Minnesota Film Arts, Bell Auditorium, 2004
Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 2004
Miami International Film Festival, Florida, 2005
Tribute to Jean Rouch - The Camera as Poetry & Truth, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2005
freiburger film forum, Germany, 2005
Northeastern Anthropological Association Ethnographic Film & Video Festival, Lake Placid, NY, 2005
10th Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnografico, Brazil, 2005
Society for Visual Anthropology/American Anthropological Association Conference, Washington DC, 2005
Gottingen International Film Festival, Germany, 2006
Ethnocinema Days, Moscow, 2010

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