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500 Ratings

The Mad Masters

Les maîtres fous

Directed by Jean Rouch
France, 1955
Documentary, Short


Filmed it Ghana, the film depicts the annual ceremony of the Hauku cult, a social and religious movement which was widespread in French colonial Africa from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. In a shared trance, the participants begin to mimic the elaborate military ceremonies of their colonial occupiers…

The Mad Masters Directed by Jean Rouch

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