ROUCH AFTER ROUCH: Reframing a Legacy


ROUCH AFTER ROUCH: Reframing a Legacy

A symposium with scholars and filmmakers exploring the legacy of renowned French anthropologist/filmmaker Jean Rouch. This event was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy and was originally scheduled on November 2nd in conjunction with Here and Elsewhere: The Films of Jean Rouch, a two-part Rouch retrospective at the French Institute/Alliance Francaise and Anthology Film Archives, November, 2012.


Please RSVP:


10am: Welcome by Faye Ginsburg


10-12:30: Rouch, Archives, and Postcolonial Africa (introduced by Jamie Berthe)
Speakers: Françoise Foucault, Paul Stoller, Zöe Graham

2-3:45pm: Revisiting Chronicle (introduced by Issa Clubb)

Speakers: Paul Henley, Mandy Rose, Sam Di Iorio


4-5:30pm: Global Rouch (introduced by Pegi Vail)
Speakers: Jamie Berthe, Robert Stam


7-9pm: Rouch and the Cinema of Niger
Bon Voyage Sim(1966) – Moustapha Alassane
Samba the Great (1977) – Moustapha Alassane
Baabu Banza: Nothing Goes to Waste(1984) – Mariama Hima
Paris, it’s Pretty(1974) – Inoussa Ousseïni


Panel Participants:
Jamie Berthe (NYU, Media, Culture, and Communication)
Issa Clubb (Criterion)
Sam Di Iorio (Hunter/CUNY, Department of French)
Steven Feld (University of New Mexico, Department of Music and Anthropology)
Françoise Foucault (Comité du film ethnographique, France)
Faye Ginsburg (NYU, Department of Anthropology)
Zoe Graham (NYU, Cinema Studies)
Paul Henley (Director, Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, UK)
Inoussa Ousseïni (Niger’s Cultural Ambassador to UNESCO, filmmaker, and founder of Niger’s African Forum for Documentary Film, Niger)
Mandy Rose (University of the West of England, UK)
Robert Stam (NYU, Cinema Studies)
Paul Stoller (West Chester University, Department of Anthropology)
Pegi Vail (NYU, Center for Media, Culture and History)


This event has been made possible by the generous support of NYU’s departments of Anthropology; Cinema Studies; French; Media, Culture & Communication; the Humanities Initiative; the Dean’s Office of Arts and Sciences; the Center for Media, Culture and History; the Institute of African American Affairs; Africana Studies; French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) of the Cultural Services at the French Embassy; and Hunter College Department of Romance Languages.
Link to the previous CMCH event at NYU – Jean Rouch: Chronicles of African Modernities, April 6-8, 2000.














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