WAVRIN, FROM THE MANOR TO THE JUNGLE

 

Marquis de Wavrin:du manoir à la jungle

Belgium

85’, 2017

DIRECTED BY

Grace Winter, Luc Plantier

PRODUCED BY

Image Creation.com

SCRIPTWRITER

Grace Winter

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Dominique Henry

EDITED BY

Luc Plantier

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The film invites us to follow the strange path taken by Marquis de Wavrin, the first white man to film, at the end of the 1920s, the “head shrinking” Shuar Indians. Over 6000 metres of footage filmed between 1920 and 1938 led to his becoming a renowned explorer and ethnographer. Thanks to the fact that this heritage has been preserved by the Cinémathèque (Royal Belgian Film Archive), we are able to learn about Marquis de Wavrin, defender and friend of the Indians of the Upper Amazon, and a true filmmaker at heart.