Dogon Drums

Batteries dogon. Élémentspour une étude des rythmes

Dogonské bubny

  • Jean Rouch, Gilbert Rouget, Germaine Dieterlen
  • Mali, France
  • 1965, 27 min
Script: Gilbert Rouget, Jean Rouch, Germaine Dieterlen
Photography: Jean Rouch
Editing: Jean Rouch
Sound: Jean Rouch
Music: Dogoni
Color: Colour
Language: French

This ethno-musical study, filmed among the Dogon people on the Bandiagara cliffs, captures the process of learning the traditional art of playing the “drums of the ancestors”. The film is also an excellent example of meticulous editing, used to give a sense of rhythm to the sound and the images in order to create an uncommon experience.

“I am going to film the Dogons, but I will never publish anything about them except for analyses of my films. I did not want to taint the already difficult atmosphere within French ethnography, divided as it was into clans.” J. Rouch

Photo Gallery

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Translucent Being: Jean Rouch
Premiere Type: Czech Premiere
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
26.10.2017Dukla Edison 22:30


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