Cinéaste et ethnologue (1930-2013)
January 29th, 1930 – april 18th, 2013
Before collaborating with Jean Rouch at Paris' Musée de l'Homme in 1955 and with Richard Leacock at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jacqueline Veuve studied library research, cinema and anthropology in
Switzerland and France.
Her first short, «The Meat Basket», 1966, a co-production with Yves Yersin, launched her career as a film maker. Her first full-length film, «Death of the Grandfather or the Sleep of the Just», was selected at the Locarno Festival of 1978. From then on, she produced many documentaries, and two works of fiction. Her films have almost all received international prizes.
Jacqueline Veuve has produced about 60 films, mainly in Switzerland – sometimes in France or in the States – shown in a number of International Festivals. Filming and describing her country with scant nostalgia through its army, its farmers, its wine growers, its craftspeople, the Salvation Army, and of course, its women, this film maker has become one of the most important producers of Swiss documentaries.
Hommage at the Locarno Festival 2013
Hommage to Jacqueline Veuve with Hugues Ryffel, Léopold Veuve, Jean Perret and Fernand Melgar.