The Marquis de Wavrin
This film invites us to walk down a rather strange path, led by the Marquis de Wavrin – the first white man to film the “head shrinking” Shuar Indians at the end of the 1920s. Over 6000 metres of film were shot between 1920 and 1938, leading him to become a renowned explorer and ethnographer. Thanks to the safeguarding of this cinematic heritage by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, we can discover the Marquis de Wavrin – defender and friend of the Indians of the Upper Amazon, filmmaker at heart.
Runtime 83 min
Year of completion 2017
Subtitles English, Dutch and Spanish
RTBF, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique – Cinematek with the help of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Centre for the Cinematic and Audiovisual Arts with the support of Casa Kafka Pictures and Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowerment by Belfius
Ghent Festival (Belgium)
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