British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Maitres Fous, Les

Alternative title
Mad Masters, The
Synopsis
Shows a ceremony of the Hauka, a religious sect in West Africa, and explores questions of dependence, domination and synthesis. During trance possession the participants of the ceremony reflect traditional and new values and a reaction to political oppression.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 35 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1955
Availability
Hire
Documentation
'Anthropology-Reality-Cinema: the films of Jean Rouch’ edited by Mick Eaton, is recommended for background reading.
Uses
Undergraduates. *RAI
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
Africa; ceremonies; Hauka; trances

Credits

Contributor
Jean Rouch
Cast
Jean Rouch 

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

CNRS

Email
riavx@ivry.cnrs.fr
Web
http://www.chrs.fr/Image&Science External site opens in new window
Phone
+33 1 49 60 41 20
Fax
+33 1 49 60 41 56
Address
27 rue Paul Bert
Ivry sur Seine 94204 cedex
France

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute Film & Video Library, c/o Concord Media

Email
sales@concordvideo.co.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726012
Fax
01473 274531
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 324 times.