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The (almost seventeen) Screen Credits

I am grateful to Jamie Berthe, who has done scholarly work on Rouch, for her help in finding several of these screen credits.
Renee Lichtig is the only one of the seventeen editors not represented here, but in the full screen credit gallery on the site you can see hers from Le déjeuner sur l’herbe by Jean Renoir.
The screen credits are listed alphabetically by the last name of the editor. When more than one woman is listed, it’s by the first one.

“Chronique d’un été”—”Chronicle of a Summer” (1960) — Directed by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin — Edited by Jean Ravel, Néna Baratier and Françoise Collin (not Colin)
“Les maîtres fous” — “The Mad Masters” (1960) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Suzanne Baron
“Fêtes de l’indépendence du Niger” — “Celebrations of the Independence of Niger” (1962) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Suzanne Baron and Annie Tresgot
“Moi fatigué debout, moi couché” — “I’m tired of standing, I lie down” (1997) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Françoise Beloux
“Les Veuves de quinze ans” (one segment in “La fleur de l’âge”) (1964) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Claudine Bouché
“Babatu, les trois conseils” — “Babatu and Three Wise Counsels” (1977) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Christine Lefort
“Petit à petit” — “Little by Little” (1971) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Josée Matarasso and Dominique Villain
“La chasse au lion à l’arc” — “The Lion Hunters” (1965) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Josée Matarasso and Dov Hoenig
“Jaguar” (1968) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Josée (not José) Matarasso, Liliane Korb, Jean-Pierre Lacam
“Gare du Nord” (one segment in “Paris vu Par”) (1966) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Jaqueline/Jackie Raynal
“Horendi” (1972) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Danièle Tessier
“La punition” — “The Punishment” (1962) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Annie Tresgot
“La pyramide humaine” — “The Human Pyramid” (1961) — Directed by Jean Rouch — Edited by Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, Francine Grubert, Geneviève Bastid and Liliane Korb

YOYOTTE, MARIE-JOSÈPHE

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte

1929 – 2017

Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte’s father was from Martinique, her mother was French. She was born and raised in France, and worked primarily in that country, but maintained a close relationship with her roots in Martinique.
Yoyotte was the first black woman editor in French cinema, with seventy-four editing credits, including for Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows, Jean Cocteau’s The Testament of Orpheus, and three Euzhan Palcy films (Sugar Cane Alley (aka Black Shack Alley), Rues Cases Nègres and Siméon.)
Yoyotte also edited four films for Jean Rouch: La pyramide humaine, Dionysos, Portrait de Raymond Depardon and Moi, un noir (co-edited by Catherine Dourgnan). More recently she edited Microcosmos and Winged Migration, for which she won César Awards. She won her third César for Police Python 357.

Note: You can read more about the seventeen women editors who collaborated with Jean Rouch here.

“All films are unique in the editing. A film is first of all a dream…The final construction happens in the editing. I’m truly touched by all the people who want to bear witness, because it’s the job of the editor to assist those who want to have their voice heard. There is no rule in editing. There is a taste for storytelling, a taste for collaboration with someone’s dreams.”
Décès de la Martiniquaise Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte, monteuse talentueuse de cinema” by Cécile Baquey. The entire interview (in French) can be found in the Appendix.