Parisdon't miss37th edition The International Jean Rouch Festival in Paris

37th edition The International Jean Rouch Festival in Paris


This year, the event, held by the ethnographic film committee, will present more than 70 movies, each exploring in their own way the plurality of societies and human cultures. The festival, which has become a meeting place for researchers and moviemakers, also aims to be a “must-see” event for modern documentary films. Its engaged program questions the relation of men to their environment, as well as the relation between a moviemaker and the subject of his movie. As a tribute to the avant-garde vision of his founder, the International Jean Rouch film fest wishes to promote an open-mindedness in today’s troubled world.

As the festival takes place in six different places during a whole month, make sure to take a close look at the full program :

This year’s program :
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (3-10 nov) Main event of the festival, the competition presents 26 documentary films from the past two years. Three jurys will award 8 prizes during the closing night on the 10th of November.
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CROSSED VIEWS  (12-15 nov) This history-centered event will star Siberia in the 11 documentary films and the one master class it hosts.
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SPECIAL SCREENIGS  (7th & 30th of nov) Retrospectives, talks, student films presentation… Looking both at the past and the future, this event is a must-see if you like engaged movies !
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MASTER CLASSES  (20th & 27th of nov) Come meet Aminatou Echard and Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd during those two nights at EHESS.
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WORKSHOP  (26th of nov) A day of talks and workshops between researchers and moviemakers on “Documentary films & social sciences : how can an encounter be possible ?”

THE ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM ENCOUNTERS (13th, 15th & 20th of nov) : Three screenings-events for middle school and high school students.
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