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Les maîtres fous

Jean Rouch France, 1955

Katya Kazbek's rating of the film The Mad Masters

I’ve never seen this one by Rouch before, and it’s spectacular: stomach-churning and mind-blowing. It’s sad that Rouch is more or less obscure today, limited to the visual anthro classrooms: his observations on the mental processing of the post-colonial are necessary, as well as his portrayal of relationship of reversed other. Also very important in dialogue with Frantz Fanon, who came later.