The Cinematic Griot: The Ethnography of Jean Rouch
The most prolific ethnographic filmmaker in the world, a pioneer of cinéma vérité and one of the earliest ethnographers of African societies, Jean Rouch (1917-) remains a controversial and often misunderstood figure in histories of anthropology and film. By examining Rouch's neglected ethnographic writings, Paul Stoller seeks to clarify the filmmaker's true place in anthropology.
University of Chicago Press
African Languages and Societies | Film and Media Studies | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Stoller, Paul, "The Cinematic Griot: The Ethnography of Jean Rouch" (1992). College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Books. 20.