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[French ‘cinema truth’]

Style of documentary film-making, developed in the 1960s by Jean Rouch (1917–2004), a French film-maker and anthropologist, featuring ordinary people answering probing questions from the film-maker about their experiences. An undramatized and non-narrative form, filmed using a hand-held camera.

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