Oblicza kino "etno"


  • Piotr Kletowski Uniwersytet Jagielloński




“ethnographic” cinema, „ethno” cinema, Jean Rouch, Afro‑american cinema, Romas’ Cinema, Jugoslavian cinema


The Dimensions of the “Ethno” Cinema

The main aim of the text is an introduction of phenomenon of the “Ethno” cinema, which present the cultural activity of defined ethnic groups. The main thesis of author is a thought that we can erease the division both on ethnographical cinema, as and on ethnic cinema. Similarly, in the ground of “Ethno” cinema we can forget about divison on “fiction” feature and “documentary” feature because the border between these forms are very flexible. The most important thing is the truth about processes of ethnical society, not the form of the message, which is only the way of analysis. The central figure for understanding of the “ethno” cinema is Jean the Rouch – the pioneer of modern ethnographical cinema who created the fundamental base of the “Ethno” cinema, both intellectual and formal. Ethnic cinema is realized everywhere, where society is diversified by ethnical factor. First of all in USA and in Europe, as well (especially in Balkans). On the ground of “Ethno” cinema there are a few directors who put inside perspective in portraying ethnic matters, in the spirit of Rouch’s postulats. In America there are Afro‑American directors such as Spike Lee. In Europe one of them is Tony Gatlif – a Roma filmmaker, who is the main representative of European Roma Cinema.


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Author Biography

Piotr Kletowski, Uniwersytet Jagielloński

Kulturoznawca, filmoznwca, adiunkt na Wydziale Studiów Międzynarodowych i Politycznych UJ. Jego zainteresowania naukowe oscylują wokół problemu polityki autorskiej w kinie, historii X muzy oraz wymiany międzykulturowej w obrębie światowej kinematografii, zwłaszcza między kinem zachodnim i azjatyckim. Autor książkowych monografii takeshiego Kitano, Stanleya Kubricka, Piera Paola Pasoliniego oraz kinematografii dalekowschodnich.


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How to Cite

Kletowski, Piotr. 2014. “Oblicza Kino ‘etno’”. Politeja 11 (5 (31/1):205-16. https://doi.org/10.12797/Politeja.11.2014.31_1.11.