LITTLE BY LITTLE
- LITTLE BY LITTLE
- (PETIT À PETIT)
- 1971, Jean Rouch, France, 92 min.
- With Damouré Zika, Illo Gaoudel
This wry sequel to JAGUAR finds the three partners of that film now running a thriving import/export business in the Niger city of Naimey. In order to get a leg up on their competitors, they journey to Paris and (in a variation on CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER’s “reverse ethnography”) study the strange habits of the people who live there. But too much exposure to the modern world brings on a backlash, and a yearning for the more traditional African ways. In French with English subtitles. HDCAM video. (MR)