1961 | France, Ivory Coast | Documentary,Fiction

La Pyramide Humaine (The Human Pyramid)

  • French English 88 mins
  • Director | Jean Rouch

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At the Lycée Français of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Rouch worked with students there who willingly enacted a story about the arrival of a new white girl, Nadine, and her effect on the interactions of and interracial relationships between the white colonial French and Black African classmates, all non-actors. Fomenting a dramatic situation instead of repeating one, Rouch extended the experiments he had undertaken in Chronicle of a Summer, including having on-camera student participants view rushes of the film midway through the story. The docu-drama shows how working together to make the film changes their attitude towards each other.

relationship interactions students classmates docu-drama attitude white girl