Online Screening: The Human Pyramid, Jean Rouch, 1961

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Title

Online Screening: The Human Pyramid, Jean Rouch, 1961

Subject

Description

The Human Pyramid, Jean Rouch, 1961
DCP, colour, sound, 93 min
Rating: NC16 (This film contains mature content)

At the Lycée Français of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Rouch worked with students there who willingly enacted a story about the arrival of a new white girl, Nadine, and her effect on the interactions of and interracial relationships between the white colonial French and Black African classmates, all non-actors. Fomenting a dramatic situation instead of repeating one, Rouch extended the experiments he had undertaken in Chronicle of a Summer, including having on-camera student participants view rushes of the film midway through the story. The docu-drama shows how working together to make the film changes their attitude towards each other.—Icarus Film.

This film is part of the Film Programme: Speaking / Thinking Nearby, co-curated by Dr Marc Glöde, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM, and Dr Ella Raidel, Assistant Professor, NTU ADM and WKWSCI, and accompanies the exhibition, Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films.

Date

1 - 14 February 2021

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Short Description

At the Lycée Français of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Rouch worked with students there who willingly enacted a story about the arrival of a new white girl, Nadine, and her effect on the interactions of and interracial relationships between the white colonial French and Black African classmates

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Online

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Online Screening: The Human Pyramid, Jean Rouch, 1961,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4351.

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