Chronique d’un Été

In this highly influential film, anthropologist Jean Rouch and sociologist Edgar Morin take to the streets of Paris to ask people ‘are you happy?’. As the film progresses themes emerge: race relations, the Algerian war, the Holocaust… A foundational work of cinéma verité it closes with the now-famous scene of the filmmakers walking through the galleries of the Musee de l’Homme discussing the film which they have just screened to its protagonists: Rouch turns to Morin and says ‘I think we are in trouble…’

Ethnographic Film Screenings Michaelmas Term 2017

Wednesdays, 3pm, Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road

All welcome.