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"Well, I think the most important thing in the world today is to have friends and to do something with friends. I think that friendship means that you think that the other person is your equal and different."

—Jean Rouch, Interview, Crick-Crack 1978

The Jean Rouch Tribute Website offers an ongoing opportunity to connect and communicate among a diverse community of students, video-filmmakers, anthropologists, artists, social-cultural researchers, and many other interested participants and observers.

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Un Hommage à Jean Rouch
(A Homage to Jean Rouch)
Friday, October 7, 2005
Musée de l’Homme
Palais de Chaillot 17
place du Trocadéro, Paris 16°

A day-long tribute to Jean Rouch organized by New York University in France in collaboration with the Université de Paris X-Nanterre on Friday, October 7th, at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris

Inquiries can be sent to Beth Epstein at

18eme Rencontres Cinéma du Réel à l'Imaginaire
(18th Annual Manosque Film Festival:Cinema From the Real to the Imaginary)
February 1-6, 2005
Manosque, France

Spanning works from documentary to fiction, the Rencontres Cinéma du Réel à l’Imaginaire explores the original visions of various artists from world cinema. This year’s program features several screenings of Jean Rouch’s films, including Jaguar and The Human Pyramid.

For more information, please visit

The Miami International Film Festival presents
Jean Rouch: A Celebration of Life and Film,
Miami, Florida
February 5-11, 2005

The Miami International Film Festival, in cooperation with the French Cultural Services, the University of Miami School of Communication and Miami-Dade College presents Jean Rouch: A Celebration of Life and Film. This tribute includes a symposium with world-renowned scholars and filmmakers, along with a number of Rouch’s close associates, as well as screenings of 9 of his major films and several films about him. Screenings and lectures are on Saturday, Feb 5 and Sunday, Feb 6 at the Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami and on Feb. 7-11 at the Wolfsonian-FIU. All sessions are free and open to the public. Coordinators of this event are Kitty Morgan and William Rothman. For more information, please see the schedule [link to Miami FF Schedule, attached –BB] or go to

Tribute to Jean Rouch; The Camera as Poetry and Truth
Guadalajara, Mexico
March 7-11, 2005

The International Film Festival in Guadalajara, with the contribution of the University of Guadalajara and the Commission on Visual Anthropology Mexico, kindly invite you to the Tribute in honor of the great French filmmaker Jean Rouch, to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from the 7th to the 11th of March, 2005. This Tribute will have screenings of Jean Rouch's main films, as well as documentaries about the work and personality of the filmmaker. The program includes: a workshop, lectures, round tables and general discussions about Jean Rouch's films, his filmmaking techniques, and his contributions to "cinéma-vérité."

For more information, please visit or contact

24th Ethnographic Film Panorama at the Musée de l'Homme
Paris, France
March 12-20, 2005

For 24 years, the Bilan du Film Ethnographique has taken place at the Musée de l'Homme In Paris, in the screening room now named after Jean Rouch. The aim of the Ethnographic Film Panorama is to show the most recent and original examples of Visual Anthropology film from around the the world.

For more information, please visit or contact Françoise Foucaul at: For a complete schedule of screenings and events in English or French, select from the links below.

Schedule in English
Programme en français

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