Tracking the Pale Fox: Studies on the Dogon


1983 / 48 minutes

Directed by
Luc de Heusch
Country of production

This film tells with verve and a touch of self-irony the history of research on the Dogon since the famous 1931 expedition of Marcel Griaule. The film establishes the original expedition in the context of French anthropology at the time. Jean Rouch, celebrated filmmaker and less known as an anthropologist on the Dogon, narrates part of the story, and interviews Dogon elders and veteran expedition-member, Germaine Dieterlen.

Language and subtitles
English (no subtitles)
West Africa
History of Anthropology