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Jaguar (Motion picture)

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  • "One of Jean Rouch's classic ethnofictions, the film follows three young Songhay men from Niger-- Lam Ibrahim, Illo Goudel'ize, and the legendary performer Damouré Zika-- on a journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana). Drawing from his own fieldwork on intra-African migration, the results of which he published in the 1956 book Migrations au Ghana, Rouch collaborated with his three subjects on an improvisational narrative. The four filmed the trip in mid-1950s, and reunited a few years later to record the sound, the participants remembering dialogue and making up commentary. The result is a playful film that finds three African men performing an ethnography of their own culture."
  • "A film by French film-maker Jean Rouch, filmed in West Africa, about three young men who leave their life of cattle herding in the arid savannah bordering the Sahara, and travel thousands of miles to Ghana (then the Gold Coast) and back again. Rouch uses non-actors who improvised their parts. 'A brilliant example of the role which creative interpretation can play in ethnographic film-making'"
  • "Feature film by French film-maker Jean Rouch, filmed in West Africa, about three young men who leave their life of cattle herding in the arid savannah bordering the Sahara, and travel thousands of miles to Ghana (then the Gold Coast) and back again. Rouch uses non-actors who improvised their parts. 'A brilliant example of the role which creative interpretation can play in ethnographic film-making'. (David MacDougall in Film Quarterly). Dedicated to Gerard Philipe."
  • "Three young men from the Savannah of Niger leave their homeland to seek wealth and adventure on the coast and in the cities of Ghana. This film is the story of their travels, their encounters along the way, their experiences in Accra and Kumasi, and, after three months, their return to their families and friends at home. This film is part documentary, part fiction, and part reflective commentary. There was no portable sound synchronized equipment in the early 1950's when Jaguar was shot. Instead, Rouch had the main characters (his friends and "accomplices") improvise a narrative while they viewed the film, which was itself improvised along the way. ... The film raises, but does not answer questions about the meaning of this experience and the transformations it may entail in the lives of the returned youths."--Case"
  • "Three young men from the Savannah of Niger leave their homeland to seek wealth and adventure on the coast and in the cities of Ghana. This is the story of their travels, their encounters along the way, their experiences in Accra and Kumasi, and after three months, their return to their families and friends at home."
  • "Portrays a condition and state of mind that existed in West Africa in the 1950's--a time when it was possible to travel freely and when there was an exhilarating sense of opportunity in the air."
  • "Lam le berger, Illo le pêcheur et Damouré l'écrivain public, 3 jeunes Nigériens qui décident de quitter leur village pour se rendre au Ghana y faire fortune. Illo travaille au port d'Accra, Damouré devient un Jaguar, jeune galant exerçant divers petits métiers. Il décide Illo à rejoindre Lam à Kumassi qui y tient une boutique au marché. Tous s'associent pour fonder la société "Petit à petit, l'oiseau fait son bonnet". Ils ne font pas fortune, mais auront plein d'aventures à raconter à leur retour au pays."
  • ""The adventures of three young men who leave their homeland Savannah, Niger, and go looking for fortune in Ghana"--Internet Movie Database."
  • "Three young men from the savannah of Niger leave their homeland to seek wealth and adventure on the coast and in the cities of Ghana. This is the story of their travels, their encounters along the wayu, their experiences in Accra and Kumasi, and after three months, their return to their families and friends at home."
  • "Portrays a condition and state of mind that existed in West Africa in the 1950's--a time when it was possible to travel freely and when there was an exhilirating sense of opportunity in the air. "Drawing from his own fieldwork on intra-African migration, Rouch collaborated with his three subjects on an improvisational narrative."--Container."
  • "A presentation of the adventures of three young men who journey from Niger to pre-independence Ghana in the 1950's, in order to find economic (wage labour) opportunities. Contrasts urban and rural life, presents a social and cultural portrait of the time, looks at the influence of nationalism, political leaders and Islam, and illustrates the problems of migration, employment and colonialism."
  • "Raconte la vie de trois jeunes nigériens qui quittent leur village pour le Ghana, dans l'espoir d'y faire fortune."

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  • "Fiction films"
  • "Documentary films"
  • "Feature films"
  • "comédie (fiction)"
  • "Docudrama"
  • "Documentary-style films"
  • "Features"
  • "Drama"
  • "Motion pictures"
  • "Ethnographic films"
  • "non fiction"
  • "Nonfiction films"

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  • "Jaguar (Motion picture)"
  • "Jaguar"