Between 1959 and 1961, Jean Rouch treated the question of friendship in a mixed African-European High School in Abidjan with his film “La Pyramide Humaine”. Making use of a student exchange between two high schools in Bamako and Rambouillet, this film furthers the debate on the relationships between the students of the two classes and addresses Mali’s political context 50 years after its independence.
Nadine Wanono has a research tenure position at the CNRS: Institut des Mondes africains. She took part at the workshop organized by Jean Rouch in Mozambique (1977-1979). Her research includes the role and impact of digital technologies in Visual Anthropology. She has been involved as supervisor in the Master program in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Freie Universität, Berlin.
Sidylamine Bagayoko obtained a Master’s in Anthropology and Visual Communication at the Institute of Visual Cultural Studies of the University of Tromsø in Norway. Since 2013, he has been in Finland as visiting PhD researcher at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä and he has also currently lecturer at the University of Bamako since 2010.