Rouch’s Jaguar at Green College, March 11th

Green College International Film Festival

Jaguar by Jean Rouch, 1967, 91 min., France (in French with English subtitles) With an introduction by Green College Resident Member by Jeni Wolowic.

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 8pm Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road

An ethnofiction and a CLASSIC in visual anthropology. It is about three young men who leave the savannah of Niger to seek wealth and adventure on the coast and in the cities of Ghana. The men enacted the journey for Rouch while undertaking this journey for the first time themselves and made up scenes as they encountered the world. Since no portable synchronized sound equipment was available the soundtrack is an improvised narration of the three men as they watched the footage a year later. It is a collaboration that blurs every boundary. This term, Resident Members of Green College were asked to recommend their favorite movies for screening as part as the GCIFF. The series is the result of their propositions and covers nearly all continents.

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